Posted by https://www.standard.net.au/
on 16 February 2021
Her childhood was marked by instability but yourtown's Megan Mitchell has spent the decades since changing the lives of children just like her.
The Sydney woman went on to become Australia's first National Children's Commissioner, in a career driven by the firsthand knowledge of what it is like to be a vulnerable kid.
Ms Mitchell has now achieved another career high, being recognised in the Australia Day honours for her significant service to children, human rights, and wellbeing initiatives.
She is thrilled but shocked to join the likes of Olympic champion Ian Thorpe, award-winning actress Rachel Griffiths, and a host of politicians and industry and community leaders as a Member (AM) of the Order of Australia.
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