Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians’ November 2015 meeting

At the November meeting were, NSW Children's Guardian Kerryn Boland, WA Commissioner for Children Colin Pettit, NT Children’s Commissioner Colleen Gwynne, CEO of the Victorian Commission for Children Brenda Boland, Tasmanian Children’s Commissioner Mark Morrissey, ACT Commissioner for Children Alasdair Roy, National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell and SA Guardian for Children and Young People Pam Simmons.

At the November meeting were, NSW Children’s Guardian Kerryn Boland, WA Commissioner for Children Colin Pettit, NT Children’s Commissioner Colleen Gwynne, CEO of the Victorian Commission for Children Brenda Boland, Tasmanian Children’s Commissioner Mark Morrissey, ACT Commissioner for Children Alasdair Roy, National Children’s Commissioner Megan Mitchell and SA Guardian for Children and Young People Pam Simmons.

The Australian Children’s Commissioners and Guardians’ (ACCG) met in Canberra on 25 and 26 November 2015.

The purpose of the ACCG is to strengthen the quality and effectiveness of strategic advocacy to promote and protect the safety, well-being and rights of children in Australia, particularly the most vulnerable or disadvantaged.

Aunty Violet Sheridan welcomed to country all ACCG participants.

The ACCG welcomed Colin Pettit as the newly appointed Western Australia Commissioner for Children & Young People.

Among the topics discussed were esafety for children, countering violent extremism and youth justice facilities and the rights of the residents.

The ACCG Communique from the November 2015 meeting is available for download.

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