Position Statements and Submissions


The Children and Young People Commissioner makes submissions to the Government on issues that are relevant to children and young people in the ACT. Some of the most recent submissions are listed below.

Inquiry into Racial Vilification in the ACT 2022

Advisory Group for National Strategy to Prevent and Respond to Child Sexual Abuse 2022

Review of ACT Health Programs – Children and young people and responses to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) 2021

Inquiry into Youth Mental Health in the ACT 2020

ANZCCG Communiques

The PACYPC is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Children’s Commissioners and Guardians (ANZCCG) who meet twice yearly, in May and November.

ANZCCG meeting 13 & 14 May 2019 (PDF 568KB)
ANZCCG meeting 12 & 13 November 2018 (PDF 607KB)
ANZCCG meeting 15 & 16 May 2018 (PDF 520KB)
ANZCCG meeting 15 & 16 November 2017 (PDF 363KB)

Minimum Age of Criminal Responsibility

The ANZCCG has been calling for the minimum age of criminal responsibility to be raised in our last two communiques. In September 2019, ANZCCG wrote to the Attorney Generals of Australia and New Zealand recommending that the age of criminal responsibility be raised to at least 14 years.

Letter about Age of Criminal Responsibility (PDF 381KB)