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Available national statistics and research are used to briefly outline what is known about child abuse in Indigenous communities and its causes.
What is known about children with disabilities in Australia, in terms of their characteristics, and the needs and circumstances of them and their families? What is known about the services, benefits and assistance provided to them? This report uses a range of information sources to...
A number of organisations currently collect information on children's services. While there is some duplication of information across the collections, there are also notable gaps, and no single collection or combination of collections, is able to provide an accurate measure of the number and proportion...
Tony Krone outlines the legal definition of child pornography and Australian laws relating to this, and presents a typology of online child pornography offending. He also discusses the implications for law enforcement responses.
Morag Donaldson explains the welfare jurisdiction of the Family Court by highlighting its historic roots and noting some of the cases in which it has been applied.
She also examines the concept and extent of parental responsibility in so far as it relates to...
In keeping in line with a new emphasis on a whole of government cross-sectoral approach to childhood policy, the AIHW has broadened its reporting framework to encompass a wider set on influences on childhood development. This bulletin provides an overview of the key indicators to...
The draft children's services regulation announced in April 2004 included a minimum standard staff child ratio of 1:5 for children aged under two years in centre-based and mobile children's services. The 2002 draft regulation proposed a better staff child ratio of 1:4. Karen Fisher and...
Traditional checklists and rating instruments used to assist in the diagnosis of children and adolescents with behavioural problems - particularly inattentive behaviours - have long since passed their use-by date, according to Ken and Kathy Rowe.
In Australia, as elsewhere, not a great deal is known about the 'nuts and bolts' of parent-child contact after separation. This report, edited by Bruce Smyth, uses information gained from a series of focus groups and the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia Survey...
This report provides an overview and analysis of accompanying children in SAAP in 2002-03, including their demographic characteristics, patterns of SAAP use and the reasons why their parents or guardians sought SAAP support. Domestic violence is a major theme of the report, as the majority...