The National Children's Commissioner is leading the development of National Principles for Child Safe Organisations.
The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.
All fourteen Australian and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG) have united in opposing new legislation introduced by the Northern Territory Government, which proposes to alter the NT’s Youth Justice Act and Bail Act.
The commissioners and guardians wrote to NT Chief Minister Michael Gunner at the end of March expressing their concerns about the legislation and asking him to reconsider his approach. They have not received a reply.
National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, June Oscar AO have urged all Australian governments to raise the age of criminal responsibility as a matter of priority.
A report commissioned by a meeting of Attorneys-General in July last year recommended that all jurisdictions raise the age and ensure younger teenagers are not held in detention.
By National Children's Commissioner, Anne Hollonds.
For the last few weeks, Australia has been having a “moment” as our attention has been concentrated on an endless series of revelations of sexual assault and harassment in workplaces up and down the land, but also, very worryingly, in our schools.
Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO have urged the Northern Territory government to reconsider its proposals for youth offending, announced yesterday.
The NT Government yesterday said it would put in "automatic revocation of bail" for young people who reoffend or breach their bail conditions.
The Commission supports the recommendations of the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory.
SummarySubmission to the Joint Select Committee’s inquiry into Australia’s Family Law System
Submission to the Joint Select Committee’s inquiry into Australia’s Family Law System
Anne Hollonds has commenced in her role as Australia’s new National Children’s Commissioner.
Commissioner Hollonds emphasised the need for greater recognition of the importance of childhood in Australia.
“Childhood is quite rightly described as critically important for people's social, health and economic outcomes, but the value of childhood is not only about the future adult that a child may become.