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Have your say on child rights in Australia

The Human Rights Commission will soon report to the United Nations on how Australia is meeting its international obligations to children.

National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell is calling for submissions from all people and organisations that have something to say about the state of children’s rights in Australia.  Submissions can be made on a wide range of child rights.  Submissions can address multiple rights or they can concern a single right or group of rights.

The Australian Human Rights Commission will report to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child about Australia’s progress in meeting its child rights obligations by 1 November 2018.

Australia last reported on its implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its optional protocols in 2012. You can read the Committee’s 2012 Concluding Observations on Australia here.

Please send submissions electronically to kids@humanrights.gov.au with the subject title SUBMISSION, or in writing to GPO Box 5218 Sydney NSW 2000.

For further details on how to make a submission.

Submissions close on 23 May, 2018.