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Attorney-General Vacancy N.N. 10764942
Attorney-General's Department Closing date: Monday, 9 December 2019
Job Title: National Children’s Commissioner
Job Type: Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time
Location: Sydney - NSW
Agency Classification: Statutory Appointment
Agency Employment Act: Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986
Position No: AHRC/NCC
Agency Website:

Job Description


The Commonwealth Attorney-General, the Hon Christian Porter MP, is seeking expressions of interest from suitable persons to be considered for appointment to the full time statutory position of National Children’s Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

The National Children’s Commissioner will be expected to lead certain aspects of the Commission’s work, including promoting discussion and awareness of issues affecting children; conducting research and education programs; consulting directly with children and representative organisations; and examining Commonwealth legislation, policies and programs that relate to children’s human rights.

As a member of the Commission, the National Children’s Commissioner is also expected to contribute to the performance of the Commission’s range of functions.

Information for applicants:
The appointment will be for up to five years and is expected to commence in March 2020. The position is based in Sydney.

For further background and selection documentation, please download the candidate information pack available via the Attorney-General’s Department website Careers page (

Expressions of interest close at 5.00pm on Monday, 9 December 2019.

Enquires can be directed to


In accordance with subsection 46MC(2) of the Australian Human Rights Commission Act 1986, a person must not be appointed as the National Children’s Commissioner unless the Attorney-General is satisfied that the person has appropriate qualifications, knowledge or experience.

To be employed by the Australian Human Rights Commission, applicants must be Australian Citizens or have permanent residency status pending the granting of Australian citizenship.

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a NSW Working With Children Check (see the website for details) if not already held.


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

The appointment will be for up to five years.

To Apply

Selection Documentation:
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS47-Thu - 21 Nov 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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