Children Talking Into Giant Megaphone Call For National Children's Commissioner

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Wednesday 18th November, 2009


PARLIAMENT HOUSE PHOTO CALL

Children talking into giant megaphone

call for national children’s commissioner

On

Thursday 19th November at 10.15am, school children from Canberra’s North

Ainslie Primary School (aged 10-12 years) will assemble at the Authorised Assembly Area outside

Caberra’s Parliament House.  One child will talk into a giant megaphone while the others hoist

the megaphone onto their shoulders to send a message to our nation’s leaders that they want a

person in Federal Government to stand up for the rights of children.

The stunt coincides with the 20th anniversary of the Convention of the Rights of the Child 

(November 20), Save the Children’s call for a National Children’s Commissoner and a new poll of

1,200 people (commissioned by Save the Children) that found four out of five Australians

support a representative in Federal Government to stand up for the rights of children.

The findings of the poll:


78 per cent of Australians polled would like to see a role in Federal Government for a

person who stands up for the rights of children and young people.


85 per cent of Australians polled believe that children and young people should be

consulted in major decisions that affect their lives.


47 per cent of Australians polled believe the views of children in their family or in the

community do not have equal value to those of adults.

WHAT:  

School children talking into a giant meagaphone



Save the Children call for a national children’s commissioner

WHEN: 

Thursday 19th November at 10.15am

WHERE:

Authorised Assembly Area outside Canberra’s Parliament House

WHO:


School children from Canberra’s North Ainslie Primary School



Dr Annie Pettitt, Child Rights Specialist – Save the Children

For more information call Ian Woolverton on 0437 355 096






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