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
Photo: Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell

Children’s Commissioner outlines key priorities as she begins her new role (...

On her first day at the Australian Human Rights Commission, the incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell, has said she would like children’s voices to feature more prominently in the issues that affect them.“I want to see...
Tuesday 26 March 2013

Inaugural Children’s Commissioner Appointed

Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced the appointment of Megan Mitchell as Australia’s first Children’s Commissioner in Canberra on February 25.Australian Human Rights Commission President Gillian Triggs, said the announcement was a significant...
Monday 25 February 2013