Children's Rights Report 2015


This report outlines the work that the National Children’s Commissioner undertook in 2014-15 to promote discussion and awareness of matters relating to the human rights of children and young people in Australia. It includes the results of a national consultation about how children are affected by family and domestic violence, with particular focus on Indigenous children. The report finds that family and domestic violence is causing widespread damage in Australia but the impact on children and young people is not fully understood or properly documented. It found that experiences of discrimination and marginalisation can magnify the impact of family and domestic violence among some groups of children, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.

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