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Latest News


The Justice Project
The Australian Law Council is conducting a national review into barriers to justice in Australia, with a specific focus on people who experience disadvantage. This project will aim to develop new justice strategies and law reform informed by available evidence. A consultation paper will be released in the near future to provide a guide for public submissions. The Project’s final report will be released by the end of 2017. Further information is available here.

Report released - Help-seeking needs and gaps for preventing child sexual abuse
This report explores available programs and services to prevent child sexual abuse. It found that there are limited services available and those that do exist are not well coordinated. The report is available here.

Report Released - Grooming and child sexual abuse in institutional contexts
This research paper provides an overview of key conceptual issues in understanding grooming and discusses what is known about grooming, particularly as it relates to institutional child sexual abuse. Grooming is defined as the use of manipulative and controlling techniques with a vulnerable subject with the overall aim of facilitating exploitation. The paper is available here.

Victorian Child Safe Standards
All Victorian organisations that provide services to children are now required under the Child Safety and Wellbeing Act to ensure that they implement child safe standards. Further information is available here.

Family Matters Campaign
A campaign that seeks to address the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out of home care has been launched. The Family Matters campaign is an initiative of the Secretariat of National Aboriginal and Islander Child Care (SNAICC). Further information is available here.

Easy English Guide
An easy English pictorial guide explaining the work of the Royal Commission and how people can make contact is available here.