Government appoints National Children's Commissioner

Government appoints National Children's Commissioner

Prime Minister Julia Gillard has today announced the appointment of Megan Mitchell, as Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner.

The appointment has been called for by the Greens and other politicians for some time, particularly in relation to the rights of children who are brought by boat to seek asylum in Australia.

Ms Gillard says the government is committed to ensuring the rights of all children across the country are honoured,

She saythe appointment of the national commissioner will ensure the voices of Australian children are always heard, as government’s make policy decisions that will affect children around the country.

Ms Mitchell is currently the NSW Child’s Commissioner, but will now move into the national role.

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