In 2016 the National Children’s Commissioner looked into the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) in the context of children and young people detained in youth justice centres or adult facilities.
These documents provide a summary of the key findings and recommendations from this work.
Download the Executive Summary in PDF
Download the Executive Summary in WORD
Every year, the National Children's Commissioner provides a child-friendly version of her Children’s Rights Report. The child-friendly report is a short, easy-to-read summary of the contents of the National Children's Commissioner's report to Parliament.
Submissions and Government Responses
The National Children’s Commissioner received information from Government Departments responsible for youth justice in Australia and other non-government organisations with particular expertise in the OPCAT or youth justice.
Children’s Rights Report 2016: Government Responses and Submissions Received