Article type: Original Research

PUBLISHED 1 January 1982

Volume 7 Issue 1

Child Abuse and the Law: The Australian Reform Commission’s Approach

John Seymour

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John Seymour


1 Reform Commission Inquiry into Child Welfare

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Child Welfare

Child Welfare

  • young offenders and methods of dealing with them;
  • children in need of care;
  • abused children;
  • the licensing of child care services;
  • children in employment; and
  • welfare services for children and families.

This article will focus on the Commission’s recommendations on the reform of the law relating to abused children and other children in need of care.

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