Report – The children's report: Australia's NGO coalition report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

Report – The children's report: Australia's NGO coalition report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child

13 November 2018

This report reviews how well Australia is meeting its obligations under the Convention of the Rights of the Child.

This report is published by the Australian Child Rights Taskforce, UNICEF Australia.

The report was informed by consultations with over 500 children and young people and input from over 90 NGO organisations and child rights experts. It argues that while many children enjoy a good quality of life, Australia is not making sufficient progress in policies and programs to support children, especially disadvantaged children. 

The report identifies the following groups of children as being particularly vulnerable to rights abuses:

  • children with disability
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children
  • LGBTIQ children
  • asylum seeker and refugee children
  • children living in regional and remote areas
  • children in out-of-home care.

The report makes a series of recommendations for how Australia can improve its compliance with the Convention on the Rights of the Child

Access the report via the UNICEF Australia website.

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