A special seminar

Wed, 5th Sept, 4:20 – 5:30pm, Ella Latham Auditorium, Royal Children’s Hospital

Article 6 in the convention: Children have the right to live a full life. Governments should ensure that children survive and develop healthily.

Article 9 in the convention: Children should not be separated from their parents unless it is for their own good. For example, if a parent is mistreating or neglecting a child. Children whose parents have separated have the right to stay in contact with both parents, unless this might harm the child.

What is the right balance?


 Magistrate Kay Macpherson



Speaker: Magistrate Kay Macpherson

Regional Co-ordinating Magistrate at the Broadmeadows Children’s Court and head of the Family Drug Treatment Court and the Koori Hearing Family Day Court (Marram – Ngala Ganbu) 

A New Approach In Keeping Children with Family –  the Family Drug Treatment Court.“  



Expert commentator:  

Professor Mark Mercurio, M.D.,M.A.

Dr. Mercurio is Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine and Director of the Ethics Program at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital. He is also Professor of Paediatrics and Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine, and a member of the medical faculty for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study.



Chairman: Professor Garry Warne MBBS FRACP AM of Professional Ethics (FASPE).

Secretary, RCH Alumni and Board member, Children’s Rights international.


 – A session in the 10th National Paediatric Bioethics Conference.
 – Learn more about the medico-legal aspects of Australia’s child protection policies.
 – Australia’s obligations under the U.N. Convention on  the Rights of the Child.


See Brocure and Registration Form:

Children’s rights to protection - from whom and from what?