April 1, 2020

Childrens Rights Report

Australia ratified the Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1990 agreeing to take action to make sure all children in Australia can enjoy their basic rights, like having a home and a family, getting a good education, being able to access quality health care, being safe from harm, and having a voice. Last year Australia appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to answer questions about how it is working to advance the rights of children in Australia. The Concluding Observations (2019) called for urgent measures to be taken in order to protect children: from violence, in alternative care, in relation to mental health, from environmental damage and climate change, who are refugees, seeking asylum and in situations of migration, and in the administration of justice.
Go to the Human Rights Commission to read the full report: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/childrens-rights/publications/childrens-rights-report-2019

For a child-friendly version: https://www.humanrights.gov.au/our-work/childrens-rights/publications/child-friendly-version-childrens-rights-report-2019