This report presents details of a parliamentary inquiry into approaches to a nationally consistent framework for local adoption in Australia.
Child protection legislation
Information on how to report suspected child abuse and neglect, including key contacts in each state and territory
An overview of child abuse and neglect terminology, including broad definitions of physical abuse, emotional maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse
Outlines the role and duties of children's commissioners, and how they differ between Australian states and territories
News – Australian Government response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
The Australian Government has published its response to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.
A guide to the various child safety screening programs in each Australian state and territory
A brief overview of child protection legislation across state and territory jurisdictions in Australia
A short overview of the final report released by the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse on 15 December 2017.
This final report comprises 17 volumes and includes a total of 189 new recommendations, with a focus on making institutions safer for children.
This paper outlines recent reforms to Australian child protection systems.