Megan Mitchell (via video-conference)

"Human Rights Violations of Juvenile Detention Systems in Australia"

Harvard Club of Victoria members and their guests are invited to join us on Monday the 1st of May to hear guest speaker Megan Mitchell, Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner speak about "Human Rights Violations of Juvenile Detention Systems in Australia" via video-conference in Sydney. Megan Mitchell will speak in Sydney as part of the Harvard Club of Australia Monday Lunch Club. HCA Canberra chapter will also join the video-conference.

Date: Monday 1 May 2017

Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm, 

Place: JBWere, Level 16/101 Collins St Melbourne.

Price: $35.00 for HCV members and their guests (HCV members please login to the website prior to purchasing), $40 Non-Members. Ticket includes sandwich lunch & coffee. Click here to buy tickets!!!
Enquiries: Mandy Croker, or 0414 582 860

Megan Mitchell is Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission, appointed in February 2013.

Megan has previous experience in both government and non-government roles in child protection, out-of-home care, youth justice, disability, and early childhood services. Megan also holds qualifications in social policy, psychology and education.

In her role as Commissioner, Megan focuses solely on the rights and interests of children, and the laws, policies and programs that impact on them.

In her work to date, Megan has focused on the prevalence of suicide and intentional self-harm in children and young people, the impact of family and domestic violence on children and young people, and the oversight of children and young people in correctional detention.

As a key player in the Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory, Commissioner Mitchell called for a major overhaul to youth detention across the country, highlighting the obligations that Australia has under a range of international treaties prohibiting the use of force, restraints and isolation on children in detention.

We hope you can join us.