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Commission wins award for participation
22 May 2009
The Commission has been awarded the inaugural Article 12 OOSHCA by the Network of Community Activities for its work on participation.
Commission talks with children in Bathurst about human rights
21 May 2009
Staff from the Commission and the Australian Human Rights Commission visited Bathurst to talk with children and young people about human rights.
NSW kids are invited to be the Children's Commissioner for a day!
12 May 2009
The Commission is inviting NSW young people aged 8 to 17 to enter a competition to win $500 and be the Children’s Commissioner for day.
May current awareness bulletin
11 May 2009
This month’s bulletin includes links to reports produced by the South Australian Social Inclusion Inititiative. These include the School Retention Action Plan and reports on disability, homelessness, mental health and young offenders. See also an interesting U.S. website – PolicyForResults.org.
Paid Parental Leave best Mothers Day present ever
10 May 2009
The Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians and the National Foundation for Australian Women warmly welcomed the announcement of the introduction of national Paid Parental Leave entitlements for Australia’s babies and their working mums and dads.
Commission talks with preschool children about human rights
08 May 2009
Preschool children from The Point Preschool, Oyster Bay, spent their morning talking to Commission staff about what makes them happy as part of our consultations on human rights.
Members of the Reference Group have their say on radio
04 May 2009
Young People's Reference Group members Kevin, Millie and Vanessa speak out on radio about what’s important to them.
A national 'first' for child protection
30 Apr 2009
A significant breakthrough in the way states, territories and the Commonwealth will work together on a national approach to child protection has been strongly welcomed by all state and territory Children’s Commissioners and Guardians.
Commissioners support child protection reforms
29 Apr 2009
Commissioners for Children and Young People, Michelle Scott (WA) and Gillian Calvert (NSW) have come together to show their support for a new report on Australia's child protection systems.
Children and young people with disability talk about what makes them happy and safe
28 Apr 2009
Commission staff spent a day and half at the Eastern Respite and Recreation’s vacation care centre talking with kids about what makes them safe and happy.