Foster Child At All Time High

According to a report by Natasha Bita published on Perthnow.com.au (March 7) “Kids in foster care have hit an all-time high, after a 20 per cent surge in cases of abused and neglected children last year.”

She writes: “The federal government’s Australian Institute of Health and Welfare will reveal today that 12,240 children were put into foster care during 2011/12, resulting in a record 39,621 foster children.

More than 100 Australian children were classified as victims of abuse or neglect every day during 2011/12.”

For full Perthnow article click here.

AIHW press release

AIHW full report.

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POSTED 8 Mar 2013
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Internet censorship

Minister for Broadband, Communications, and the Digital Economy, Senator  Stephen Conroy, announced Nov 12 that Australia’s major Internet Service  Providers (ISPs) are required to block child abuse websites on the INTERPOL  ‘worst of’ child abuse list.

For Conroy press release click here.

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POSTED 13 Nov 2012
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Hickey fears for children

Angela Pownall, the West Australian, Feb 8, 2012 \”Hickey fears for new age children\” writes about comments from Perth Catholic Archbishop Barry Hickey who says child abuse and neglect are on the rise because more children are being brought up by parents in \”unstable\” de facto or same-sex relationships. To read article and to answer a poll on whether you agree with Hickey click here.

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POSTED 18 Feb 2012
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Salo Fight

The Australian Christian Lobby, FamilyVoice Australia and Liberal senators Julian McGauran and Guy Barnett are appealing to the Federal Court against the release of the 1975 film Salo in Australia. Salo depicts the kidnapping, torture and sexual abuse of minors.

For FamilyVoice media release: http://www.fava.org.au/content/156/34-10

News report: http://www.smh.com.au/national/christian-groups-want-ban-on-1975-film-reinstated-20100615-ydb3.html

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POSTED 29 Jun 2010
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