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Working for a better future and outcomes for our children

Key Resources, Research, Publications and Conferences NOV2018

National Framework: Resources

  • National Framework for Protecting Australia's Children Annual Report 2014-15 and 2015-16. DSS: here
  • National Framework for protecting Australia's children indicators. AIHW: here
  • Child protection Australia 2016-17. AIHW: here
  • National Framework Third Action Plan 2015-18. DSS: here
  • The National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020. DSS: here
  • National Framework Evaluation Report. ACIL Allen Consulting: here
  • Taking stock and moving ahead. Families Australia: here
  • General information about the National Framework: here


  • Unique needs of rural & remote Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people with disability. Croakey: More
  • Position paper on the case for a respite service in the NDIS. Carers Australia: More
  • Random drug tests of parents of at-risk children begins in SA. ABC: More
  • Healthy Minds Program Trial to give Year 8 students skills to manage mental health. Health Minister: More
  • Promoting positive mental health in children, young people and their educators. Be You: More
  • Causes, signs and support actions for children who have experienced trauma. CELA: More
  • Finalists announced for the 2018 Young People’s Human Rights Medal. AHRC: More
  • Child wellbeing progress in New Zealand, putting children on the agenda. PHANZ: More
  • Supportive housing changes the lives of families in crisis. RWJF: More
  • Adolescent mental health fact sheet. WHO: More
  • National Study of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Wellbeing. Mayi Kuwayu: More
  • Submissions open for two upcoming Child Abuse & Neglect international journal special issues. More
  • Submissions to support the understanding and analysis of opportunities for change across the ACT child protection system close 7 Jan. ACT Govt: More
  • What helps young people with intellectual disability & support workers in their work together? RCYPD: More
  • Call for journal contributions to mark ACWA’s 60th Anniversary. More


  • Final stage of QLD child safety legislation reform amendments in place. CSYW: More
  • Apply for grant to deliver the Family Relationship Advice Line, closes 12 Dec. Aust Govt: More
  • Call for journal contributions to mark ACWA’s 60th Anniversary. More
  • The incredible reality for young carers. 7:30 report transcript and video. ABC: More
  • Insight TV episode on Children of Prisoners. SBS: More
  • Webinar recording & transcript, What is infant and child mental health and why is it important for all practitioners to think about it? CFCA: More


Australian Child Rights Taskforce (2018). The Children’s Report Australia’s NGO coalition report to the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. Unicef Australia.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (2018). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adolescent and youth
health and wellbeing 2018: in brief.
 Cat. no. IHW 198. Canberra: AIHW.

Douglas, B. & Stephens, L. (2018). We all pay the price: Our drug laws are tearing apart Australia’s social fabric, as well as harming drug users and their families. Australia 21.

Toivonen, C. & Backhouse, C. (2018). National Risk Assessment Principles for domestic and family violence. (ANROWS Insights 07/2018). Sydney, NSW: ANROWS



Healing Our Spirit Worldwide – The Eighth Gathering (hosted by The Healing Foundation and the University of Sydney)
Our Knowledge, our wisdom, our promise – For our grandchildren’s grandchildren
Sydney: 26 to 29 November 2018. More

2018 Stop Domestic Violence Conference
Gold Coast: 3-4 December 2018.More

2019 Calendar of Indigenous Conferenceshere

Submit a paper for upcoming Indigenous Conferenceshere


2019 Conferences

No More Harm National Conference
Gold Coast: 25-26 March 2019. More

Early Childhood Learning & Development Conference 2019
Hosted by Child Australia
Perth: 29-30 March 2019. More

Child Aware Conference 2019
Hosted by Families Australia
Brisbane: 16-17 May 2019. 

Call for abstracts now open More

Ninth International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society
19–20 September 2019
University of California, Berkeley USA.
Call for abstracts now open. More

  • Child Protection Environment


    of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were placed with a kinship or Indigenous carer.
  • Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak


    There are 69,200 Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children / young people in Queensland.