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Culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people

One of the key functions of the Commissioner’s work is to ensure children and young people have their views heard, particularly those who are disadvantaged or vulnerable for any reason.

With almost one in five under 18s in WA born overseas and more than one in 10 speaking a language other than English as the main language at home, it is important that the views of CALD children and young people are taken into consideration by decision makers.

For up to date information on the wellbeing of CALD children and young people, refer to the Commissioner's Indicators of Wellbeing data resource.


Videos featuring children and young people's views

This is me - Stories from culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people

Children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds speak out

CALD Snapshot of findings

Snapshot is a one-page overview of the consultation, including a description of who took part and the major themes raised.


Submission to Joint Standing Committee on Migration, January 2017

Inquiry into Migrant Settlement Outcomes

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, November 2016

Inquiry into Serious allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers in relation to the Nauru Regional Processing Centre, and any like allegations in relation to the Manus Regional Processing Centre.

Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission, May 2014

National Inquiry into Children in Immigration Detention 2014

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