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Report

Children in art protocols Phase 1 consultation: Summary of responses

The Australia Council for the Arts is currently developing a set of protocols to address the depiction of children in artworks, exhibitions and publications that receive government funding. The protocols will help artists who work with children do so with proper care and responsibility. The...
Report

Evaluation of the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management and Voluntary Income Management measures in Western Australia: report

In 2008 the Australian Government implemented a trial of two separate measures of income management in Western Australia - the Child Protection Scheme of Income Management (CPSIM) and the Voluntary Income Management (VIM). The trials were conducted in the remote Kimberley region and in metropolitan...
Guide

Mobile phones - child safety checklist

You can now access the Internet on most mobile phones and there are certain potential risks to children posed via the Internet. These risks include accessing adult content, such as pornography and 'stranger danger' contact in chat services.You can now access the Internet on most...
Journal article

'Paternity fraud' and the invisible child

This article analyses Australian newspaper coverage of the Magill v Magill case, a landmark legal case in which a man sued his wife for 'paternity deceit.' Using results from a thematic analysis of newspaper reporting of the Magill v Magill case from 2002-06, it investigates...
Commentary

Innocence defiled, again? The art of Bill Henson and the welfare of children

An exhibition of Australian artist Bill Henson's photographs, including some works depicting nude children, has provoked a debate between adults over the values that adults should hold in protecting children on one hand and in viewing art on the other. Children and young people themselves...
Report

Seen and heard: reclaiming the public realm with children and young people

Until now, action to improve the lives of children and young people has tended to focus on the institutional spheres of home and school. Yet quality of life also depends on the access to and quality of shared resources such as streets, parks, town centres...
Working paper

Supporting young children and their families: why we need to rethink services and policies

There is evidence that the increasing prosperity that Australia and other developed nations have experienced over the past few decades has not brought with it corresponding increases in psychosocial and health functioning. On the contrary, there is increasing evidence that these are worsening. It has...
Submission

Submissions on care and protection

These NAAJA submissions respond to topics 1–11 identified by the Royal Commission in its call for submissions on care and protection of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory.Given that the overwhelming majority of families involved with child protection services are Aboriginal, the new paradigm must...
Report

Evaluation of the child health check initiative and the expanding health service delivery initiative

In June 2009, Allen and Clarke Regulatory Specialists were commissioned by the Department of Health and Ageing to evaluate two Indigenous health programs: the Child Health Check Initiative (CHCI), and the Expanding Health Services Delivery Initiative (EHSDI). This report provides findings and recommendations based on...
Report

Making organisations safer for children

This report provides details about what the new child safe scheme in New South Wales could look like. The proposed regulatory approach reflects the overwhelming call from stakeholders for support and guidance to build organisational capability to become child safe, while also incorporating the need...