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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 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 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...
Security sector reform (SSR) in conflict-affected states is a key area of focus for the Australian CivilMilitary Centre (ACMC). The ACMC commissioned research from January to April 2013 to map international perspectives and trends in SSR. The goal was to inform future work in the...
This paper examines the articulation of the security sector reform concept in the development, peace and security communities.
This background paper outlines issues that emerged from research commissioned by the Australian Civil-Military Centre (ACMC) in early 2013 to map international perspectives...
On 12 November 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced that she would be recommending to the Governor-General the establishment of a Royal Commission into institutional responses to child sexual abuse in Australia.
The purpose of this document is to seek the input of interested...
This paper provides a summary of each of Australia’s defence white papers issued between 1976 and 2013 and seeks to draw out common themes that emerge in some or all of them.
Executive summaryAustralia published defence white papers in 1976, 1987,...
Audit objective and criteria
The objective of this audit was to assess the effectiveness of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s regulation of permits and approvals within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
To form a conclusion against this objective, the...
Provides an extensive survey of current Commonwealth laws that limit traditional rights, freedoms and privileges, considers how such laws may be justified, and seeks feedback from the public.
This is the 2nd consultation document for this Inquiry. The ALRC was asked...
Contains comprehensive information on state and territory child protection and support services in 2013-14, and the characteristics of Australian children within the child protection system.
In Australia, statutory child protection is the responsibility of state and territory governments. Each state and...