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Children’s Week Council of Australia is thrilled to host a national conversation with incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 3pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

Children’s Week Council of Australia is thrilled to host a national conversation with incoming National Children’s Commissioner, Anne Hollonds, on Wednesday 28 October 2020 at 3pm (Australian Eastern Daylight Time).

 

This year the theme for Children’s Week is: UNCRC Article 15: Children have the right to meet together and join groups and organisations as long as it does not stop other people from enjoying their rights. In exercising their rights, children have the responsibility to respect the rights, freedom and reputations of others.

 

This is Anne’s first opportunity to introduce herself in her new role, and share her vision and aspirations for Australia’s children.

 

As part of the conversation, CWCoA Secretary Julie Hourigan Ruse will explore with Anne how children’s right to connect safely with others has been impacted by drought, bushfire, flood and pandemic across the nation this year.

 

You can join the conversation by registering here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAkd-GvqjIjGNMDUkYew3BhGzct5mGgH3T6

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about how to join us.

 

If you have any questions email info@fams.asn.au

 

For more information about Children’s Week and to find your state or territory’s FREE Children’s Week activities visit https://www.childrensweek.org.au/

 

#childrensweekau #childrensweek2020

 

 

Children’s Week Council of Australia is proudly sponsored by the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment

 

Appointment of National Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Week Council of Australia welcomes the announcement by the Australian Human Rights Commission of the appointment of Ms Anne Hollonds to the role of the National Children’s Commissioner.

Appointment of National Children’s Commissioner

The Children’s Week Council of Australia welcomes the announcement by the Australian Human Rights Commission of the appointment of Ms Anne Hollonds to the role of the National Children’s Commissioner.

Ms Hollonds is currently serving as Director of the Australian Institute of Family Studies. She is one of Australia’s leading voices on child wellbeing and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles in research, policy and service delivery, including as CEO of Relationships Australia NSW and the Benevolent Society.

The Council congratulates Ms Hollonds and looks forward to working with her in her new role.