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'Mental health shapes my life': COVID-19 & kids' wellbeing (2022)

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Australia’s National Children’s Commissioner welcomes national Early Years Strategy

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.

Governments must urgently address youth justice crisis

The Australian Human Rights Commission calls on all Australian governments to urgently address the national crisis in youth justice to prevent further harm to children in detention, and to reduce youth offending through effective systems of support.

Statement of condolence for Cassius Turvey's family and community

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.

National plan to end gender-based violence must be fully resourced to achieve results

 

Joint statement from:

Kate Jenkins
National Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Every child, in every community, needs a fair go. Shining a light on supporting children to grow up safe and supported

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.

Ongoing juvenile detention crisis a failure of basic support for kids and families

The National Children’s Commissioner is calling for urgent reform across multiple government departments and agencies to address Australia’s youth detention crisis.

Survey shows children need better mental health support

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.

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National day spotlights culture and rights of First Nations children

Celebrating and showcasing the lives of First Nations children is the focus of today’s National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day.