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Children, families and young people

Submission Date Who submitted
Submission to Royal Commission into the Protection and Detention of Children in the Northern Territory. The AASW is calling for a significant increase in services that recognises the fundamental right that children and families have to respect, participation and culturally appropriate supports. November 2016 National

Submission to Health, Communities, Disability Services and Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Committee – Queensland Parliament Re: Adoption and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2016. The AASW argues that governments have a responsibility to concentrate efforts on creating environments in which children and families are supported and assisted so that the various factors that contribute to the need for intervention by the state is substantially reduced. Adoption should only be considered as one of a suite of possible responses after all other options for achieving a child’s safety have been exhausted. In response, AASW National President Karen Healy AM was invited to, and has now appeared as, a witness before the parliamentary committee.


October 2016

National

Submission to the Victorian Law Reform Commission re: Review of the Adoption Act 1984

Submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse - Submission to the Consultation Paper: Redress and Civil Litigation

Submission Royal Commission into Child Protection Systems in South Australia

September 2016

March
2015


January 2015

National

National

South Australian Branch

Submission to the Senate Standing Committees on Community Affairs re Inquiry into Out of Home Care

October 2014 National

Submission to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Issues Paper 6: Redress Schemes

June 2014 National

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs Committee into Grandparents who take primary responsibility for raising their grandchildren

March 2014 National
Submission to the Productivity Commission Inquiry into Childcare and Early Childhood Learning February 2014 National
Royal Commission into Institutional Child Sexual Abuse, Issues Paper 4: Preventing Sexual Abuse of Children in Out of Home Care November 2013 National
Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Issues, Paper 3: Child Safe Organisations October 2013 National

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Issues Paper 2: Towards Healing

September 2013 National

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Issues Paper 1: Working with Children Check

August 2013 National

Legislative Amendment Review Reference Committee Discussion Paper – Advocacy for Children in Tasmania

July 2013 Tasmanian Branch

Queensland Parliamentary Inquiry into Sexually Explicit Outdoor Advertising

June 2013 Queensland Branch and national secretariat

Review of the Commissioner for Children and Young People Act 2006 (WA)

March 2013 WA Branch

Response to NSW Government Discussion Paper - Child Protection Legislative Reform

March 2013 National

Response to the Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry – Discussion Paper

March 2013 National

Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse Terms of Reference

November 2012 National

Queensland Child Protection Commission of Inquiry

August 2012 Queensland Branch

Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee - establishment of a National Children's Commissioner

June 2012 National

Submission to the Senate Community Affairs References Committee Inquiry into the Commonwealth Contribution to Former Forced Adoption Policies and Practices

November 2011 National

Australian Law Reform Commission: Family Violence & Commonwealth Laws

October 2011 Queensland Branch

Australian Government ALRC: Family Violence & Commonwealth Laws Issues Paper 38

October 2011 Queensland Branch

Commonwealth Children and Young People's Commissioner Bill

December 2010 National

Submission to the Australian Law Reform Commission: Family Violence, improving legal frameworks

July 2010 National

National Standards for children in Out Of Home Care (OOHC)

March 2010 National

Health checks for children in Out Of Home Care (OOHC)

March 2010 National

NT Government on Reporting Obligations under the Care and Protection of Children Act

February 2010 National

Queensland Commission for Children, Young People and Child Guardian, Reducing Youth Suicide in QLD Project

November 2009 Queensland Branch

Enabling the Community Sector to Respond to the Wood Inquiry - Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW

February 2009 National

A Queensland Government Strategy to Target Domestic and Family Violence 2009-2013

December 2008 Queensland Branch

Regarding the investigation into possible decriminalisation and regulation of altruistic surrogacy in Queensland

June 2008 Queensland Branch

Mandatory Reporting of Domestic and Family Violence By Health Professionals in the Northern Territory

March 2008 National

Review of the Qualifications and Training Pathways, Department of Child Safety Queensland

February 2008 National

Special Commission of Inquiry into Child Protection Services in NSW

February 2008 National

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