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Rights of children and young people

The Commissioner has developed a Statement of Commitment to Western Australia’s children and young people to formalise the Commissioner’s obligation to monitor and promote children and young people’s rights.

Reports

Girls’ wellbeing: Insights from the 2021 Speaking Out Survey

This report analyses girls’ wellbeing using the SOS21 quantitative and qualitative data. The voices of female children and young people in this report provide a critical insight into their views and experiences.

Speaking Out About Adoption

The views of children and young people with experience of adoption in WA.

Speaking Out about Family Separation

The views of children and young people with experience of separation and the family law system in WA.

Submissions

Submission to the Joint Standing Committee on the Commissioner for Children and Young People on the need for a Western Australian Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People

The Commissioner made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee regarding the merits of appointing a Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People.

Submission in response to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights and the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs inquiries into the Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

The Commissioner made a submission to the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia highlighting the experiences of children and young people who have been discriminated against or harassed as a result of their age, sex, gender history, race, sexual orientation, disability and/or religion.

Submission to the Review of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)

The Commissioner made a submission to the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia highlighting the experiences of children and young people who have been discriminated against or harassed as a result of their age, sex, gender history, race, sexual orientation, disability and/or religion.

Submission to the Statutory Review of the Mental Health Act 2014 (WA)

The Commissioner made a submission to the Mental Health Commissioner on the need to amend the Mental Health Act 2014 so it better supports the rights and best interests of children and young people.

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