Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People Bill 2010

12 May 2011

© Commonwealth of Australia 2011
ISBN 978-1-74229-451-3

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MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE (PDF 9KB)
 
ABBREVIATIONS (PDF 8KB)
 
CHAPTER 1 - Introduction (PDF 20KB)

Purpose of the Bill
Conduct of the inquiry
Acknowledgement
Note on references

 
CHAPTER 2 - Overview of the Bill (PDF 42KB)

Background
Main provisions of the Bill

 
CHAPTER 3 - Main issues regarding the purpose and general provisions of the Bill (PDF 152KB)

Need for a Commonwealth Commissioner for Children and Young People
Establishment of the Commission
Definition of children and young people
Object and principles of the Bill
Australia's international obligations
Interaction with state and territory commissioners and guardians
Independence of the office and reporting requirements
Other issues

 
CHAPTER 4 - Main issues regarding the functions and powers of the Commonwealth Commissioner (PDF 127KB)

Monitoring and examining legislation, policies and programs
Coordinating functions
Intervening in legal cases
Promotion and public education
Engaging children and young people and wider consultation
A focus on vulnerable children and young people
Guardianship of unaccompanied minors
Reporting and recommendations
Research
Receiving complaints
Other suggested functions

 
CHAPTER 5 - Committee view and recommendations (PDF 27KB)

The need for a commissioner for children and young people
Model and structure
Definition of children and young people
Interaction with state and territory commissioners and guardians
Independence and reporting requirements
Functions and powers
Conclusion

 
DISSENTING REPORT BY THE AUSTRALIAN GREENS (PDF 16KB)

Introduction
Concerns with the Bill
Conclusion

 
APPENDIX 1 - Submissions and additional information received by the committee (PDF 13KB)
 
APPENDIX 2 - Witnesses who appeared before the committee (PDF 7KB)
 
APPENDIX 3 - Role of Australian Commissioners for Children and Child Guardians[1]* (PDF 382KB)

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For further information, contact:

Committee Secretary
Senate Legal and Constitutional Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600
Australia

Phone: +61 2 6277 3560
Fax: +61 2 6277 5794
Email: legcon.sen@aph.gov.au

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