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Abstract: Although the full extent and nature of the sexual exploitation of children is only beginning to be recognised, it is a problem of global significance that requires strong and effective responses. The extent to which the viewing of child exploitation material (CEM) is...
Outlines the different approaches used to assess whether children are at risk of maltreatment and explores some of the issues and criticisms surrounding the use of standardised risk assessment instruments in child protection.
Summary The purpose of this Resource Sheet is to outline...
This guide oulines legal provisions requiring specified people to report suspected abuse and neglect to government child protection services in Australia.
Mandatory reporting is a term used to describe the legislative requirement imposed on selected classes of people to report suspected cases of child...
This paper sheds further light on living alone by investigating the nature of living alone and what it means to the individuals involved.
Summary In an earlier Australian Family Trends facts sheet (No. 6; de Vaus & Qu, 2015) we described those who...
Outlines the work the National Children's Commissioner has undertaken throughout 2014-15 to promote discussion and awareness of matters relating to the human rights of children and young people in Australia.
I am pleased to present to you the Children’s Rights Report...
This report suggests that a new approach that seeks a deeper understanding of why errors occur would be more effective in encouraging safe practices in the future.
The failure to protect children from sexual abuse not only arouses shock and...
This paper briefly outlines the functions performed by the Auditor-General, the significance of the Auditor-General’s independence, and some possible issues for the new Auditor-General.
Executive summaryFollowing the appointment in June 2015 of Mr Grant Hehir to a ten-year term as the...
This publication brings together statistics for live births and fertility in Australia. Data refer to births registered during the calendar year shown, unless otherwise stated. State or territory relates to the state or territory of usual residence, unless otherwise stated.
This issue contains a...
This is a publicly available version of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation's classified annual report, providing insight into ASIO’s outcomes and activities.
This Report to Parliament is my first as the Director-General of Security. Since my appointment I have been impressed...
The latest information on how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in New South Wales are faring according to a range of measures of health status and outcomes, determinants of health and health system performance.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...