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Lawyers and family dispute resolution practitioners: Achieving the child-focused ideal in practice

Cate Banks provides a summary of her research into the different meanings of the child-focused ideal for family dispute resolution practitioners and lawyers, and discusses how these differences play out in practice. The family law reforms introduced in the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility)...
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Child support and housing outcomes

This research describes the relationship between the payment and receipt of child support and housing outcomes. The focus is informed by diversifying family forms and household structures, which have implications for parenting, financial arrangements and the housing needs and outcomes of Parents Apart and their...
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Protecting children is everyone's business

Australia needs to move from seeing ‘protecting children’ merely as a response to abuse and neglect to one of promoting the safety and wellbeing of children. Leading researchers and practitioners – both in Australia and overseas – have suggested that applying a public health model...
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The state of the world's children 2007: women and children the double dividend of gender equality

The State of the World’s Children 2007 examines the discrimination and disempowerment women face throughout their lives – and outlines what must be done to eliminate gender discrimination and empower women and girls. It looks at the status of women today, discusses how gender equality...
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Sexualisation of children in the contemporary media

In 2006, The Australia Institute published two discussion papers on the issue of the sexualisation of children in the contemporary media: Corporate paedophilia: sexualisation of children in the media1 and Letting children be children: stopping the sexualisation of children in Australia.2 The two papers prompted...
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Creating Child Friendly Cities conference: outcomes and directions statement

This document outlines the findings of this research conference and look at future directions and key actions.
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Forming partnerships: the human rights of children in need of care and protection

The care and protection of children experiencing or considered to be at risk of abuse or neglect within their families is a major policy dilemma. Children in the care and protection system do not fare well on a range of indicators, when compared to the...
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Pre-employment screening: Working with children checks and police checks

Most states and territories have introduced legislation providing for child-related employment pre-screening, or are working towards such legislation but there are important differences across jurisdictions regarding the type of screening programs that are in place, what records are checked, and who is required to undergo...
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Social inclusion and early childhood development

One of the most decisive findings of behavioural and social research has been the economic and social benefits of early education. The scale of those benefits will be outlined after examining the factors that enhance, or impede, a good beginning to children's education. The common...
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Tailoring parenting to fit the child

Children are often seen as the product of their environment and their parents' child rearing skills. While they are undoubtedly greatly influenced by their family environment, they come into the world with very different personalities and characteristics. Parents often notice that strategies which work with...