Jan 24, 2011
National Commissioner Needed to Protect Youth Rights
AYAC has joined with a number of key State, Territory and Federal youth sector and youth-led organisations in supporting Greens Senator Hanson-Young’s Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People 2010 Bill but has also highlighted the need for a Deputy Commissioner whose sole mandate is focused on Closing the Gap.
AYAC also calls on the Senate Committee to pay serious attention to the views of young people on decisions that directly affect them.
AYAC Media Release 20 Jan 2011 (PDF – 496kb)
Read the full Joint Submission in response to the Bill (Scroll down to submission number 86).
Listen to AYAC’s Executive Director, Andrew Cummings’ interview on SBS.