Australian Government Fourth Report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Australian Government is pleased to present to the Committee on the Rights of the Child Australia’s Fourth Report under the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

When read together with Australia’s Common Core Document, which was submitted to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights on 25 July 2007, this report demonstrates Australia’s commitment to furthering the rights of children. The Government devotes significant resources to ensuring Australian children are able to reach their full potential and can access the rights in the Convention. The statistics in the annexes to the Core Document demonstrate the outcome of these efforts and the important position children enjoy in Australian society. This report shows the Australian, State and Territory governments have continued to seek opportunities to improve the implementation of the Convention in Australia.

For more information, please contact Amy Lamoin at UNICEF Australia at [email protected] or phone (02) 8917 3220.