Proposed Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children in the ACT
The Our Booris Our Way Report recommended that a Commissioner for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children be established in the ACT, provided independent oversight to promote and protect the rights of our children.
The Justice and Community Safety Directorate (JACS) wants to hear from the community about how this role should be established, its focus, and how it should go about its important work. The Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research has been engaged to facilitate community forums to assist in delivering on this important recommendation.
We want to hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members about the:
- Functions and powers of the Commissioner
- Governance structures and connections to community and other human rights bodies
- Location of the Commissioner
- How the Commissioner should be selected
A discussion paper is available online, providing information about the proposed Commissioner role, along with information about the project
Community Dialogues will be held online and will take up to 3 hours, however you are not required to stay for the whole time. You can register for sessions below
Monday 22nd November 9:30-12:30 – COMPLETED
Tuesday 23rd November 9:30-12:30 – COMPLETED
Thursday 25th November 9:00am-12:00noon – COMPLETED
Friday 26th November 1:30pm – 4:30pm – Online
Tuesday 30th November 9:30am – Online
Friday 3rd December 10:00am-12:00pm – Yarramundi Cultural Centre
This community Dialogue is a face to face consultation being held at Yarramundi Cultural Centre
You are welcome to attend any of these sessions. All sessions are also voluntary.
More information about these sessions, and a participant consent form, is provided
For further information about the project, you can contact the Jumbunna research team on 02 9514 9655 or email.
You can access the Our Booris Our Way Report here: Our Booris, Our Way – Strong Families (act.gov.au)
You can access the Protection of Rights Services Review through the Justice and Community Safety Directorate here: Protection of Rights Services Review | Justice and Community Safety Directorate (act.gov.au)
This study has been approved in line with the University of Technology Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee [UTS HREC] guidelines. If you have any concerns or complaints about any aspect of the conduct of this research, please contact the Ethics Secretariat on ph.: +61 2 9514 2478 or email: Research.Ethics@uts.edu.au], and quote the UTS HREC reference number. Any matter raised will be treated confidentially, investigated and you will be informed of the outcome.