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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...
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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...
Discrimination: Don't cop it!
Children's Children's Rights

Discrimination: Don't cop it!

Discrimination. Don't cop it! You don’t have to put up with being treated unfairly because you’re young. There are laws to protect you against discrimination, harassment and bullying. These laws apply right across Australia. If you have a complaint, the Australian Human Rights Commission can look...