: National Children’s Commissioner

National Children’s Commissioner

Ben Schokman and Rachel Ball
Human Rights

The Australian Human Rights Commission Amendment (National Children’s Commissioner) Bill has been passed to create a new Commissioner position that will monitor whether Australia is adhering to its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In addition, the Commissioner will examine the impact of Commonwealth laws and policy on young people, children and their representatives through consultation and research into areas of particular relevance.

BEN SCHOKMAN and RACHEL BALL are from the Human Rights Law Centre.

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