Reconciliation Day Public Holiday

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Where can I find information on child and youth rights?

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The National Children's and Youth Law Centre's website Lawstuff provides advice and information to children and young people, their parents and advocates and the wider community, about young people's legal rights and responsibilities.

The Australian Human Rights Commission provide information on children's rights both in Australia and overseas.

Youth Central is the Victorian Government's web-based initiative for young people aged 12-25 and includes a section on Know Your Rights.

The Legal Information Access Centre is a free legal information service for all members of the community in NSW. The website includes information for children and young people.

There are also several electronic resources which would enable you to locate references to journal articles, book chapters and conference proceedings, some in full text. You might also find these resources at your local library: