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.
Powers and responsibilities of NSW police now in the one law
30 Nov 2002
The Law Enforcement (Powers and Responsibilities) Act 2002 aims to consolidate in one statute police powers and responsibilities.
Australian Commission for Children and Young People
15 Nov 2002
Read about the Commission's submission to the Australian Labor Party's proposal for the establishment of an Australian Commissioner.
The impact of civil liability reform on children and their families
08 Nov 2002
Read more about the reforms made to the law that governs when a person or body may be liable to pay compensation for personal death or injury caused to someone else.
NSW Parliamentary report released on child sexual assault prosecutions
03 Nov 2002
Read the Commission's submission to the NSW Standing Committee on Law and Justice in relation to reforming laws, policies and practice around the investigation and prosecution of child sexual assault.
Inquiry into Child Protection Services
01 Oct 2002
Read the Commission's submission to the Legislative Council Standing Committee on Social Issues Inquiry into Child Protection Services.
New protocol for police in relation to the forensic testing of child victims
22 Jun 2002
A protocol has been developed for the taking of forensic samples from child victims of personal violence offences.
Young people and mobile phones - the good, the bad and the ugly
15 Jan 2002
Follow the successful Young People and Mobile Phones forum held in November 2001, young people outlined the key issues they face with mobile phone ownership and suggested some ways forward for the industry.
Stateless and silenced: giving a voice to refugee children
04 Dec 2001
In this opinion piece, published in the Association of Child Welfare Agencies' journal 'developing practice' the Commissioner, Gillian Calvert, examines the plight of refugee children coming to Australia.
New Commonwealth privacy legislation regulating the private sector
09 Aug 2001
The Commonwealth Privacy Amendment (Private Sector) Act 2000, which came into force on 21 December 2001, gives the private sector new responsibilities in relation to people's personal information.
Inquiry report released on making school traffic safer
02 Aug 2001
The State Parliamentary STAYSAFE Committee has released the first part of its inquiry report into the effectiveness of current traffic control strategies around NSW schools.