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Boroondara is one of Melbourne's wealthiest municipalities, yet some 12% of children are living in poverty. Due to wide affluence and great income inequality in Boroondara, child social exclusion has particular characteristics in comparison to other areas where poverty is concentrated, according to from the...
Indigenous poverty is clearly entrenched and often different in nature to that experienced by other Australian poor. This paper from the 2007 Australian Social Policy Conference examines recent evidence on Indigenous poverty and social exclusion and attempts to relate it to the Productivity Commission’s Framework...
SNAICC - National Voice for our Children continues to demand a properly planned response to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families across Australia.
A preliminary response to the Australian Government's proposals
The following proposals to protect children in Northern Territory Aboriginal communities have been developed by the Combined Aboriginal Organisations (representing Aboriginal organisations in Darwin, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Katherine) and community...
The patterns of offending behaviour in young people (adolescents and young adults) in Australia are problematic from a number of perspectives. First, young people are over represented in official statistics. Second, serious offenders in adolescence progress on to adult crime, with a small number explaining...
This report examines the experiences of modern childhood through the results of an online survey undertaken by a national sample of 600 children and young people aged between 10 - 14 years.
The following key themes emerged from the study’s findings. Children’s sense...