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Promotion, Protection and Advancement of the Rights of the Child and Juvenile Justice
Promotion, Protection and Advancement of the Rights of the Child and Juvenile Justice

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The passing of the Border Protection Act by the Australian Parliament was vigorously opposed by all of Australia’s key medical groups. Doctors and other health workers have taken to the streets to protest about being threatened with 2 years imprisonment if they report abuse affecting patients in their care in any of Australia’s offshore asylum seeker detention facilities.

CRI draws the attention of readers to a significant and clinically startling document, the Royal Australasian College of Physicians Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Position Statement, May 2015. The RACP represents all consultant physicians and paediatricians in Australia and New Zealand.

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MEDIA RELEASE by the the descendants of the Gurindji stockman and their families highlighting the continuing injustices against Aboriginal Australians.

http://www.childjustice.org/index.php/en/165-no-justice-just-us
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ONE IN SIX CHILDREN LIVING BELOW THE POVERTY LINE, REPORT FINDS

Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Radio National Breakfast, Friday 10 June 2016 8:06AM
Presenter: Fran Kelly
Guest: Hon. Alastair Nicholson

The Australian Child Rights Taskforce has released a report tracking what progress has been made for Australia's children in that time. The report has found that despite two decades of economic growth, one in six children still lives below the poverty line. And while considerable progress has been made in protecting child rights in Australia, there are a number of entrenched challenges that still need to be addressed. SEE MORE AT:

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Australian Children’s Rights Task Force: Australian Child Rights Progress Report

Address by the Honourable Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC
Chair Children’s Rights International
Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, NSW, 10 June 2016

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DISCUSSION ON THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN IN AUSTRALIA and Launch of the CRC25 - the Australian Child Rights Progress Report

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Child Rights Taskforce invite you to a special discussion on the rights of children in Australia, as well as to launch CRC25 - the Australian Child Rights Progress Report.

Event details: Friday, 10th June 2016. 12:30pm - 1:30pm. At the Australian Human Rights Commission, L3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney.

• Hosted by the National Children’s Commissioner, Ms Megan Mitchell.
• Key note address provided by The Honourable Alastair Nicholson.
• Thematic address – Professor Deborah Brennan, Social Policy Research Centre.

How has the situation improved for children since Australia ratified the Convention on Rights of Child was ratified in Australia in 1990? Where has there been a lack of progress?

Please register: https://crc25.eventbrite.com.au

"The Cambodian Government is to be commended for the introduction of the Juvenile Justice Law. It is the culmination of hard work by many people and organisations and we at Children's Rights International are proud to have been involved in this process. In doing so we have worked closely with our partners, Legal Aid Cambodia and UNICEF in cooperation with the Ministry of Justice over many years. I make particular mention of Legal Aid Cambodia whose dedication to the rights of children in Cambodia has provided great leadership in this process".

by the Hon. Alastair Nicholson AO, RFD, QC

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REFLECTIONS about MICHELE HARRIS by the Hon. Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC
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