Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner Anne Hollonds has welcomed the Commonwealth Government’s new Early Years Strategy as an important step towards prioritising the wellbeing of Australia’s children.
Joint statement from Commissioner Oscar, Commissioner Tan, and Commissioner Hollonds
We are deeply saddened by the death of 15-year-old Cassius Turvey last week in Perth.
As this matter is before the courts, it would not be appropriate for us to make comment on the circumstances surrounding Cassius’s passing.
Joint statement from:
His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC, Governor-General of Australia, and Her Excellency Mrs Linda Hurley.
Thank you for launching National Child Protection Week 2022 and for hosting us today.
I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respect to their elders, past, present and emerging, and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people joining us today.
Thank you to the Board of NAPCAN for inviting me to speak today.
The National Children’s Commissioner is calling for urgent reform across multiple government departments and agencies to address Australia’s youth detention crisis.
A national survey examining the mental health and wellbeing of children and young people during the COVID-19 pandemic shows children and their families need better support from schools and mental health services.
Celebrating and showcasing the lives of First Nations children is the focus of today’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.