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This report provides a vision for a new family law system that is accessible, equitableand responsive and prioritises the safety of those affected by family violence.
This article argues that the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse provides ample evidence of why organisations can and should be criminalised for systemic failures.
This report summarises a comparison of Australian and select international jurisdictions against the approach of the Joint Investigation Response Team (JIRT) model in New South Wales.
This report aims to provide a synthesis of research information to suggest the most important components of Multi-Disciplinary Team responses in order to inform the ongoing review of the Joint Investigation Response Team model by the NSW Ombudsman.
This report summarises the findings of the evaluation of the Multiagency Investigation and Support Team (MIST).
The Royal Commission has conducted a comprehensive survey of Catholic Church authorities in Australia to gather data about the extent of claims of child sexual abuse made against Catholic Church personnel.
A significant proportion of the people who contacted the Royal Commission made allegations...
Senator Derryn Hinch wants to create a sex offender register. Rather than introducing and shepherding a bill sensibly and patiently through the Senate, Hinch revealed in the Australian Senate the names of several convicted sex offenders whose names were otherwise suppressed by the courts. He...
The Vulnerable Children Act 2014, requires us (along with other State services and organisations providing government–funded services to children and families) to have a Child Protection Policy (CPP).
The Act requires our policy to:Contain, at a minimum, how we identify and report...
It is time to re-define our criminal justice system to redress the over-reliance on incarceration as the means of achieving safer communities. A substantive reconfiguration of mental health, disability and substance misuse services is essential to provide comprehensive treatment rather than punish for vulnerable people....
'Better to have a fence at the top of the cliff than a fleet of ambulances at the bottom'. Such is the call to early intervention: preventing legal problems from forming and escalating, rather than mopping up once the crisis has struck. The idea of...