Adults (and governments) don’t see children as agents of their own human rights – and that's a big problem.
Children and young people are likely to face the worst effects of climate change, but they’ve often been denied a seat at the table in global discussions on how to tackle the climate crisis.
Every time a new policy is introduced or an old one is abandoned, its impact on children’s rights must be assessed and evaluated again.
The NSW plan doesn’t measure up against international best practice. And Victoria doesn’t seem to be following a child-centred approach, either.
Ensuring children have free access to legal assistance empowers and protects them.
Australian Journal of Human Rights Andrea Durbach prize-winner explores a new framework, giving more weight to children’s voices while facilitating their journey in life.
In a recent report, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child was highly critical of the Australian government for its youth justice failures and the rise of children with mental health issues.