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National Children’s Commissioner | Australian Human Rights Commission

Date listed: 30/11/2019
Darwin Full Time

The Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, is seeking expressions of interest from suitable persons to be considered for appointment to the full time statutory position of National Children’s Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

The National Children’s Commissioner will be expected to lead certain aspects of the Commission’s work, including promoting discussion and awareness of issues affecting children; conducting research and education programs; consulting directly with children and representative organisations; and examining Commonwealth legislation, policies and programs that relate to children’s human rights.

As a member of the Commission, the National Children’s Commissioner is also expected to contribute to the performance of the Commission’s range of functions.

Information for applicants

The appointment will be for up to five years and is expected to commence in March 2020. The position is based in Sydney.

For further background and selection documentation, please download the candidate information pack available via the Attorney-General’s Department website Careers page (

Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm on Monday, 9 December 2019.

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