Welfare and Protection

Welfare and Protection

A more secure world: our shared responsibility
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Report of the High-level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change
United Nations A/59/565, General Assembly, 29 November 2004

A Queensland case study

By Jatinder Kaur, Director of JK Diversity Consultants

Nicholson,Hon. Alastair AO, RFD, QC
The 21st Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture, Parliament House, Sydney, Wednesday 28 November 2007

Address by the Honourable Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC

Chair Children’s Rights International

Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, NSW, 10 June 2016

Acknowledgments: Gadigal people of the Eora Nation; Megan Mitchell, National Children’s Commissioner; Tara Broughan, UNICEF Australia and Ahram Choi, NCYLC, Co-Chairs of the Australian Children’s Rights Task Force


This report by the Australian Child Rights taskforce convened by UNICEF Australia and the NYCYLC on the progress of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the 25 years since Australia ratified the Convention, while indicating a number of areas of progress in this area, also highlights serious deficiencies in our national performance.

United Nations Conventions on the Rights of the Child 

By The Honourable Frank Vincent 

March 2016

Bryant, Hon. Diana Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia
20 – 23 March 2005

Boshier, Peter Principal Family Court Judge, Family Court of New Zealand
20 – 23 March 2005

Strengthening Intersectoral Collaboration against Child Abuse in Vietnam
Melia Hotel Hanoi, 15-16 December 2011
A discussion by Professor the Honourable Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC
Honorary Professorial Fellow, The University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Hinchliffe, Mike
20 - 22 September 2001

Children's Matters: What really Matters to Victoria’s Children? FEATURED
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Seminar One: Permanent Care and Stability for Children and Young People

The Rule of Law and the importance of judicial oversight in care arrangements: Ways to improve Victoria’s child protection system

The Hon Alastair Nicholson, AO RFD QC

Royal Children’s Hospital, Melbourne, 29 February 2016

Corporal Punishment at Home: An Issue for Children’s Rights
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Leach, Penelope
20 - 22 September 2001

Fowler, Stuart and Margie Cook
20 - 22 September 2001

History and Role of Specialist Courts for Children FEATURED
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Presentation by Professor the Honourable Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC

Hai Phong Vietnam 27-28 February 2014

Human Rights of Children and Youth in Australia: It is time we got serious FEATURED HOT!
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delivered by 
Honorary Professorial Fellow, Law School, The University of Melbourne
Former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia,
Chair, Children's Rights International
8 August 2012

Phnom Penh, 5 May 2021

This joint statement has been agreed upon by many parties including Childrens Rights International.

It is an initiative strongly supported by UNICEF and significant Departments of the Cambodian Government as well as a wide range of NGO's and is an attempt to recreate an initiative that led to the introduction of the Juvenile Justice Law, which was highly successful.

National Centre Against Bullying and Alannah & Madeline FoundationMedia Release

Thursday 23 June, 2016

All Australians should be concerned about the current 'unacceptable situation' of the individual rights of young people in addressing bullying, according to the Chair of the National Centre Against Bullying, the Hon Alastair Nicholson AO RFC QC.


Never Again: Let's End the Detention of Children Once and for All FEATURED
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Joint statement by Australian organisations and community groups
13 February 2015

Nicholson, Hon. Justice Alastair AO RFD, Chief Justice, Family Court of Australia,
PRESENTED TO Law Institute Victoria / Pitcher Partners President’s Luncheon 24 October 2002 RACV CLUB, MELBOURNE

Kimane, Itumeleng
20 – 23 March 2005

Refugee and Asylum Seeker Health Position Statement, May 2015 FEATURED
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The Royal Australasian College of Physicians
May, 2015
145 Macquarie Street, Sydney NSW, 2000

The Children’s Commissioner: A Knight in Shining Armour?
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Bessant, Claire and Smith, Rhona
20 – 23 March 2005

The Exploitation of Children in the Media
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Niven, David
20 - 22 September 2001

Tribal Politics and what it does to Innocent Children
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Ombasa, Eric Manono
Secretary, Nyankongo Self Help Group, Kenya

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