Mandatory Reporting Laws for Child Sexual Abuse in Australia : A Legislative History

Mathews, Benjamin P. (2014) Mandatory Reporting Laws for Child Sexual Abuse in Australia : A Legislative History. Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, Sydney, NSW.

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Abstract

This work conducts a comprehensive historical review and analysis of the legislative principles for mandatory reporting of child sexual abuse in each State and Territory of Australia. The research traces and explains all the significant changes in the development of the laws in each jurisdiction since their inception in 1969 to the year 2013. The research also identifies why the legislation changed in each jurisdiction, covering research into publicly available records, focusing on significant government inquiries and law reform reports, and parliamentary debates. The research is situated within a treatment of the modern discovery of child sexual abuse as a widespread phenomenon of significant public health concern.

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ID Code: 82522
Item Type: Book
Additional Information: This is a report for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse
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Keywords: Child sexual abuse, Institutional child sexual abuse, Mandatory reporting laws, History, Australia, Public inquiries, Law reform, Effects of child sexual abuse, Effectiveness of mandatory reporting, Teachers, Doctors, Nurses, Police, Public health
ISBN: 9781925118575
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Family Law (180113)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Human Rights Law (180114)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000) > LAW (180100) > Law and Society (180119)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Law
Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Health Law Research
Current > Schools > School of Law
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Commonwealth of Australia
Copyright Statement: All material in this report is provided under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Australia licence.
Deposited On: 16 Mar 2015 22:39
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2016 15:15

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