Commissioned: Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft

From The Weekend, 8:12 am on 7 January 2017
Children's Commissoner Judge Andrew Becroft

Children's Commissoner Judge Andrew Becroft. Photo: Supplied

Over the next 18 months Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft will oversee the latest shake up for the ministry responsible for the wellbeing of children and more broadly families.

The Ministry for Child Youth and Family will morph into Ministry for Vulnerable Children. It's a massive undertaking.

While Judge Becroft has been outspoken in his dislike of the Ministry's new name, he is committed to making the new entity achieve more for our children. In his first six months on the job he's also welcomed a rise in the youth justice age to 17 and shared his concerns about the findings of the 4th Child Poverty Monitor.