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Aboriginal parenting programs: review of case studies

AbSec has undertaken a limited review of parenting supports that aim to build the parenting capacities of Aboriginal parents. Specifically, six case studies have been developed reporting on the organisation and parenting program(s) delivered including the dynamics of service delivery, the rationale for program and...

Understanding violence against women and children in Timor-Leste: findings from the Nabilan baseline study - main report

As violence against women becomes increasingly recognized as both a public health problem and a human rights violation, countries throughout the world are taking action through political and social reforms.

Child protection Australia 2016–17

This report is the twenty-first comprehensive annual report on child protection. It includes detailed statistical information on state and territory child protection and support services, and selected characteristics of children receiving these services.

Child protection report lacks crucial national detail on abuse in out-of-home care

A new report from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare reveals grim details about the prevalence of child abuse in Australia. But crucial national data on abuse in out-of-home care remains elusive.

Children: unintended victims of legal process. A review of policies and legislation affecting children with incarcerated parents

This project was developed from the realisation that considerable research was available detailing the adverse effects of parental imprisonment on children, but that very little information was available about the policy and legislative context in which these adverse effects occurred. The aim of the project...

Adequacy of existing offences in the Commonwealth Criminal Code and of state and territory criminal laws to capture cyberbullying

This report recommends that the Australian government consult state and territory governments, non-government organisations and other relevant stakeholders, to develop and publicise a clear definition of cyberbullying that recognises the breadth and complexity of the issue.

Rates of homelessness among young people in Queensland: research summary

This paper outlines definitions of homelessness and estimates the number of young people who are homeless in Queensland.

Child migration programmes: investigation report

This report criticises Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) for the policy of child migration and recommends that all child migrants are financially compensated by HMG through a redress scheme. The report also recommends that organisations involved in implementing the migration programmes offer apologies to child migrants...

Hospitalised farm injury among children and young people, Australia 2000-01

Over the five-year period 2000–01 to 2004–05, a total of at least 3,926 children and young people were hospitalised as the result of injuries sustained on farms. This briefing focuses on these cases. Life on a farm can present a range of hazards for children...

136416 | Juvenile justice in W.A

With last month’s release of the Telethon Kids Institute report on brain impairment in detainees at Banksia Hill Juvenile Detention Centre, and the NT government’s announcement that it will raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 12 years of age, Monday Mag this...