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The issue of violence against children should never be ignored

Deb Tsorbaris, Wednesday, 26th January 2022 -  Violence against children exists on a scale that is not acceptable, and we as a community could be doing much more to prevent it, writes Deb Tsorbaris, CEO of the Centre for Excellence

Think there is nothing you can do? Think again…

Contributor, Thursday, 21st January 2021 -  A new partnership promises to help Australian organisations use technology to build environments which keep children safe, write Natalie Siegel-Brown, Michael Mackay and James

UK inquiry finds Oxfam failed to act on child sex abuse claims

Luke Michael, Wednesday, 12th June 2019 -  Oxfam GB put protecting its reputation above the need to protect children who were allegedly sexually abused by its workers, a damning report from the charity commission says. The

Government Response to Child Abuse Royal Commission is Positive, But Will Need to Go Beyond an Apology

Contributor, Wednesday, 13th June 2018 -  Apologies without action become empty words, writes Timothy W. Jones, senior lecturer in history at La Trobe University, in this article which first appeared in The Conversation.

Making the Future Safer for Our Children

Contributor, Thursday, 8th February 2018 -  All organisations and institutions working with children must understand what the Royal Commission means for them to ensure Australian children are never abused again, says Child

An Unholy Mess – Lifting the Lid on the Catholic Church and Child Sex Abuse

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 13th September 2017 -  A ground-breaking research study has analysed the reasons why the abuse of children has plagued the Catholic Church in Australia and worldwide – examining what it describes as the…

Recovery Is Possible

Wendy Williams, Monday, 21st November 2016 -  Dr Cathy Kezelman AM is the president of Blue Knot Foundation, the leading national organisation supporting the estimated five million Australian adults who are survivors of childhood


Nothing to See Here? Abuse and neglect of Children in Care a Century-old Story in Australia

Katherine McFarlane, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  The evidence revealed in the ABC’s Four Corners program of widespread abuse of children in care is an all too familiar story, writes Katherine McFarlane, senior lecturer in Justice

NFPs Call for Royal Commission to Examine Nauru Abuse

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 10th August 2016 -  Australia’s peak bodies for welfare and international aid have called for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse to urgently examine incidents…

Australian Children Blame Drugs and Alcohol for Abuse

Ellie Cooper, Friday, 20th November 2015 -  Seventy per cent of Australian children blamed abuse at the hands of adults on drugs and alcohol, compared to just 4 per cent globally, one of the world’s largest polls of children’s…

Call for Urgent Action on Abuse of Disabled Children

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 20th August 2015 -  Australia’s disability sector has called for “swift” Government action after the Victorian Commissioner for Children and Young People, found that 166 children…

National Child Abuse Redress Scheme ‘Complicated’

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 16th July 2015 -  The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is about to release its recommendations around a national redress scheme but has warned that…
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