The Commissioner for Children was established in 2000. It is an independent, statutory office responsible to the Parliament of Tasmania. In 2014, the Commissioner's functions include promoting the rights and well-being of children along with examining the policies, practices and services provided for children and any laws affecting their health, welfare, care, protection and development.
The Commissioner for Children was established by s.78 of the 1997 Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act. The development of the Act was informed by the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Prepared by: Cate O'Neill
Created: 12 January 2011, Last modified: 7 March 2014