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.
Children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds speak out
This is me - Stories from culturally and linguistically diverse children and young people
Video featuring children and young people's views
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.
Children and young people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities
Developed from the Commissioner's 2011 Mental Health Inquiry
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