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This paper discusses new legislation being considered in New South Wales, aimed at enabling prosecutions in cases where an injury to a child could only have been inflicted by one of two or more persons who were at home with the child, but where there...
This paper brings together research findings on poverty, social exclusion, childhood development, and health and wellbeing to create a picture of child disadvantage in New South Wales over the last five to ten years.
Children born into disadvantage are more likely...
In November 2012, the Minister for Family and Community Services, Pru Goward MP, released a discussion paper containing child protection legislative reform proposals. The reform proposals are in three parts: (1) promoting good parenting; (2) providing a safe and stable home for children and young...
This report outlines the findings and recommendations from our audit of the implementation of the NSW Interagency Plan to Tackle Child Sexual Assault in Aboriginal Communities.
The Interagency Plan was released in January 2007 and operated for five years. Approximately $60 million was earmarked...
This paper compares police-referred youth justice conferences (YJCs), court referred YJCs and Children’s Court matters on the time to finalisation, and assess the contribution of index offence- and/or offender-related characteristics as potential confounders.
The study utilised data from the NSW Re-Offending Database (ROD) for...
The latest section of the NSW Commission for Children and Young People's data book, A picture of NSW children is titled 'Early childhood education and care'. This release highlights the experiences of parents in finding care for their children in NSW.
This snapshot describes the penalties imposed on adult offenders convicted of child sexual assault.
Over the two year period 2009 and 2010, 495 offenders were convicted of child sexual assault. 97 per cent of those convicted were male and 64 per cent...
The Queensland Government has launched a discussion paper on the future of education as part of its plan to provide all Queensland children with a flying start in life.
Queenslanders are encouraged to have their say on the proposals in the paper.
This 2008 report was commissioned to investigate the changes needed for the child protection system to provide more effective services to protect children and to meet future levels of demand. The contemporary challenge facing all child protection systems in Australia, and in particular NSW as...
The focus of this paper is specifically defined to relate to child pornography law. The relevant statutory provisions are set out, with reference to NSW and other Australian jurisdictions, and their operation and application analysed by reference to the available statistical data and case law....