Megan Mitchell, Mick Gooda and Kylie Pernell and students from Bourke

The Big Banter begins

The National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is today starting her three-month Australia wide listening tour, The Big Banter.Speaking from Cairns, Commissioner Mitchell says the tour is an opportunity for kids and their advocates to help her...
Tuesday 4 June 2013
DJ Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose back with the Commission to launch BackMeUp 2013!

The Australian Human Rights Commission’s highly successful BackMeUp campaign has secured popular DJ, model and TV presenter Ruby Rose to return as ambassador for the second year.The campaign and online video competition, aimed at getting bystanders...
Monday 3 June 2013
Curtin DC

Curtin: children should not be kept in detention

The Commission has urged the federal Government not to detain asylum seeker families at high security immigration detention facilities. Additionally, where they are granted bridging visas to live in the community, they should be provided with work...
Wednesday 8 May 2013
Fish drawing by children

Young people's voices must be heard in family law

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling on government and the judiciary to ensure children and young people’s voices are heard in family law cases.She says children need to feel included in decision making processes about them.“...
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Child in jail

Commission seeks to intervene in juvenile detention case

The Australian Human Rights Commission has been granted leave to intervene in proceedings in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in a matter concerning the transfer of children from the Banksia Hill Detention Centre to Hakea Prison.This case...
Wednesday 10 April 2013

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