Release of the ‘Listen to Children’ Report – a call to action

The ‘Listen to Children’ 2011 Child Rights NGO Report is the NGO Report on how Australia is tracking in meetings its obligations as a signatory to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CROC). It details the current situation as well as being a call to action for the future.

AYAC was involved with the Child Rights Taskforce – a group of non-government organisations who contributed and advised on the format and content of the report. AYAC also provided expert advice in areas such as youth participation.

The report recommends that the Australian Government implement the following core initiatives:

  • CROC should be comprehensively incorporated into Australian law;
  • a comprehensive National Plan of Action for Children and Young People should be created and implemented, in partnership with children and civil society; and
  • an independent National Children’s Commissioner should be established.

For updates and details about the report check out the Child Rights Australia website.