We talk with children and young people about laws, policies and practices that affect kids. Based on their views, we make submissions and recommendations to Parliament, government and non-government agencies so kids' points of view can be heard by decision makers.
Here you can read about any changes or proposed changes to these laws and policies that have an impact on kids.
A broader and stronger role for the Child Death Review Team
11 Sep 2003
The Commission for Children and Young People Amendment (Child Death Review Team) Act 2003,recently passed by Parliament, will strengthen the role of the Child Death Review Team in reviewing the systematic causes of child deaths in NSW
Young People, Schools and Innovation
11 Sep 2003
The Commission for Children and Young People made a submission on the Commonwealth Department of Education Science and Training's discussion paper titled; Young People, Schools and Innovation: towards an action plan for the school sector
Inquiry into Children in Institutional Care
23 Jul 2003
The Commission made a submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into Institutional Care.
NSW Ministerial Inquiry into Public Passenger Transport
21 Jul 2003
Read more about the Final Report, the NSW Government response and the Commission's submission to the NSW Ministerial Inquiry into Public Tranpsort
Inquiry into an Equal Age of Consent
26 May 2003
Read the Commission's submission to the Standing Committee on Social Issues Inquiry into an Equal Age of Consent.
Proposed changes to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
18 Apr 2003
The Commission for Children and Young People has commented on a draft law proposing changes to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC).
Finding the right balance - measures to curb security threats and the rights of children
20 Mar 2003
Read more about the Commission's comments on a proposed law designed to increase the investigative powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.
Crimes Amendment (School Protection) Act 2002
19 Feb 2003
Read about offences that penalise the assault, harrassment, stalking or intimidation of students and school staff whilst on school premises or entering or leaving school.
New physical punishment laws commence
05 Dec 2002
The Crimes Amendment (Child Protection - Physical Mistreatment) Act 2001 came into effect on 5 December 2002. Follow the link to read more about this law.
New child death review role for Ombudsman
01 Dec 2002
The NSW Ombudsman has taken on a new role in reviewing child deaths.