Australian children in classroom

Kids tell Commissioner about rights

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has been travelling around the country hearing from children and their advocates about how Australia is or isn’t advancing child rights.The Commissioner is gathering a range of views, data and stories...
Thursday 14 June 2018
Megan talking to students at Bourke Primary School

Commissioner welcomes Government response to Royal Commission

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell welcomes the Federal Government’s commitment to a national apology to survivors of abuse, and the creation of a national office for child safety.The Government has today accepted or accepted in...
Wednesday 13 June 2018
multicultural students at Australian school - stock photo

Have your say on child rights in Australia

We will soon report to the United Nations on how Australia is meeting its international obligations to children and now is your chance to be heard.National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling for submissions from all people and...
Monday 26 March 2018
National Children's Commissioner Megan Mitchell

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell reappointed

Newly reappointed National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell has welcomed the opportunity to continue strengthening protections for the rights of children in Australia.Attorney-General Christian Porter today announced Commissioner Mitchell’s...
Thursday 15 March 2018
Commissioner Megan Mitchell at the Child Rights Report 2017 launch

Young parents need our support, not judgement

Megan Mitchell, National Children's CommissionerThere is so much we, can – and should – be doing to support teenage parents and the 8,500 babies born to teen mothers in Australia each year.While there has been a huge reduction in teen pregnancies...
Friday 2 March 2018