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Commissioner Megan Mitchell, Attorney General Christian Porter and Guests
Children's Children's Rights

Children's Rights Reports

The National Children's Commissioner produces a report every year on the state of children's rights in Australia.

Child Safe Organisations: National Principles
Children's Children's Rights

Child Safe Organisations

The National Children's Commissioner is leading the development of National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
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Children's Children's Rights

Reporting to the United Nations on Children's Rights

Australia is currently preparing for its appearance before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This UN Committee monitors Australia’s progress in fulfilling its obligations under: the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the...
Commissioner Megan Mitchell, Attorney General Christian Porter and Guests
Children's Children's Rights

Children's Rights Reports

The National Children's Commissioner produces a report every year on the state of children's rights in Australia.
Cartoon version of Megan Mitchell
Children's Children's Rights

Child-friendly version of the Children's Rights Report

Hi, I’m Megan Mitchell, the National Children’s Commissioner. My job is to protect the rights of all children and young people in Australia and make sure that adults do everything they can to help children and young people grow up healthy and strong. I use a document called the Convention on the...
Hands reaching out through prison bars
Children's Children's Rights

National Children's Commissioner's work on OPCAT

The Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) was ratified by Australia in December 2017. The OPCAT requires the government to put into place new and expanded oversight mechanisms in order to prevent torture, as well as cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment in places of detention...
Children Rights Report
Children's Children's Rights

Children want a family free from violence

Article 19 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child gives to every child the absolute right to live free from all forms of violence, and requires protection for children who are exposed to and witness family and domestic violence. In 2015, the National Children’s Commissioner,...
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Children's Children's Rights

Effects of family and domestic violence on children and young people

About this project In 2015 the National Children’s Commissioner conducted research and consultations on the impact of family and domestic violence on children and young people. The Commissioner’s investigation involved a series of expert roundtables, individual consultations and a submissions...
What does the 2014 report says
Children's Children's Rights

Child-friendly version of the Children's Rights Report 2014

In December 2014, the National Children's Commissioner published a child-friendly version of her Children’s Rights Report 2014. The child-friendly report is a short, easy-to-read summary of the contents of the National Children's Commissioner's report to Parliament. The National Children's...
Students at Sacred Heart Primary in Perth WA
Children's Children's Rights

Privacy resources

The Convention on the Rights of the Child (the CRC) gives children and young people special rights to privacy, and in some cases these rights should be protected by the law. Article 16 of the CRC states: 1. No child shall be subjected to arbitrary or unlawful interference with his or her privacy,...
Young children eating lunch in their uniform
Children's Children's Rights

Statement of Intent on Children's Rights in Early Childhood Education and Care

In 2014, the National Children's Commissioner worked with Early Childhood Australia (ECA) to develop a Statement of Intent on Children’s Rights in Early Childhood Education and Care (Statement of Intent). The Statement of Intent identifies priority areas for action. It is a practical tool designed...