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Chapters 3 and 4 of the 2016 Child Rights Report focus on the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Treatment or Punishment (OPCAT) in the context of youth justice in Australia.
For the purpose of her 2016 Report, the National Children’s Commissioner requested information from all Government Departments responsible for youth justice in Australia.
The National Children’s Commissioner also asked oversight agencies, and non-government organisations with particular expertise in either the OPCAT or youth justice to provide her with information about oversight, complaints and monitoring mechanisms for children and young people detained in youth justice centres.
A number of organisations and individuals approached the National Children’s Commissioner to provide information. All information was accepted. The information provided to the National Children’s Commissioner is provided here. There is redaction in some submissions.
Information requested of Government agencies by the National Children’s Commissioner