Child Protection

  1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2000, Review of Indigenous Children on Care and Protection Orders in the ACT Family Services, Department of Education, Youth and Family Services, Canberra.

  2. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare 2011, Child Protection Australia 2009-10. Child Welfare Series no. 51, AIHW, Canberra.

  3. Arney, F McGuinness, K & Robinson, G 2009, ‘In the Best Interests of the Child? Determining the Effects of the Emergency Intervention on Child Safety and Wellbeing’, Law in Context, vol. 27, no. 2, pp. 42-57.

  4. Babington, B 2011, ‘National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children: Perspectives on progress and challenges’, Family Matters, no. 89, pp. 11-20.

  5. Bamblett, M Bathe, H & Roseby, R 2010, Growing them Strong, together: Promoting the safety and wellbeing of the Northern Territory’s children, Summary Report of the Board of Inquiry into the Child Protection System in the Northern Territory, Northern Territory Government, Darwin, viewed 13 June 2018, <https://childprotectioninquiry.nt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0020/242444/CPSR_Summary.pdf>.

  6. Ban, P 2005, ‘Aboriginal Child Placement Principle and Family Group Conferences’ Australian Social Work, vol. 58, no. 4, pp. 384-394.

  7. Berlyn, C Bromfiled, L & Lamont, A 2011, Child protection and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Melbourne, viewed 13 June 2018, <https://aifs.gov.au/cfca/publications/child-protection-and-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-children>.

  8. Bessarab, D & Crawford, F 2010, ‘Aboriginal Practitioners Speak Out: Contextualising Child Protection Interventions’, Australian Social Work, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. 179-193.

  9. Bielefeld, S 2010, ‘The ‘intervention’ legislation: ‘just’ terms or ‘reasonable ‘injustice’? : Wurridjal v Commonwealth of Australia’, Australian Indigenous Law Review, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 2-23.

  10. Billings, P 2011, ‘Conditioning Social Welfare Payments: Securing Liberty for Vulnerable Children and Adults?’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 22, pp. 13-17.

  11. Cashmore, J 2008, ‘A decade later: issues in the care and protection of children’, Reform, no. 92 (Winter), pp. 33-36.

  12. Chew, A 2007, ‘Judicial Consideration of Culture in Child-Related Proceedings under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)’, Australian Journal of Family Law, vol. 21, pp. 173-203.

  13. Cubillo, E 2011, ‘The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help’, Flinders Law Journal, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 137-163.

  14. Abstract: The Elliot Johnston Tribute Lecture delivered in Adelaide on 17 May 2011 focussing on engagement and support of Indigenous self-determination – discussion of the Northern Territory Emergency Response, the Report into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and the impact of the abolition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.

  15. Crime and Misconduct Commission, 2004a, Protecting Children: An Inquiry Into the Abuse of Children in Foster Care, Queensland Government, Brisbane.

  16. Crime and Misconduct Commission, 2004b, Protecting Children: An Inquiry Into the Abuse of Children in Foster Care, Summary Report, Queensland Government, Brisbane.

  17. Cunneen, C & Libesman, T 2000, ‘Postcolonial Trauma: The Contemporary Removal of Indigenous Children and Young People from their Families in Australia’, Australian Journal of Social Issues, vol. 35, no. 2, pp. 99-115.

  18. Cunneen, C & Libesman, T 2002, ‘Removed and Discarded: The Contemporary Legacy of the Stolen Generations’, Australian Indigenous Law Reporter, vol. 7, no. 4, viewed 13 June 2018,  <http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/AUIndigLawRpr/2002/55.html>.

  19. Davis, A 2006, ‘Who’s Minding the Kids? Child Protection in Queensland’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 23, pp. 1-4.

  20. Elarde, P & Tilbury, C, 2007, ‘The experiences of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers in the child protection system’, Children Australia, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 8-14.

  21. Ella-Duncan, M Kennedy, M Dickson, J Cunneen, C Telford, G & Penrith, L 2006, Breaking the Silence: Creating the Future; Addressing child sexual assault in Aboriginal communities in NSW, Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Taskforce, Attorney General’s Department, Sydney.

  22. Fogarty, JF 2008, ‘Some aspects of the early history of child protection in Australia’, Family Matters, no. 78, pp. 52-59.

  23. Gerber, J 2008, ‘The NSW Aboriginal Justice Advisory Council’s family violence awareness and prevention initiatives’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 4 (March-April), pp. 14-18.

  24. Gordon, S Hallahan, K Henry, D 2002, Putting the picture together, Inquiry into Response by Government Agencies to Complaints of Family Violence and Child Abuse in Aboriginal Communities, State Law Publisher, Perth, viewed 13 June 2018, <https://www.findandconnect.gov.au/ref/wa/bib/WP0000495.htm>.

  25. Howard, S 2006, ‘How well does Australia stack up internationally on child protection?’, Australian Children’s Rights News, no. 42 (December), pp. 19-12.

  26. Howe, A 2009, ‘Addressing child sexual assault in Australian Aboriginal communities: the politics of white voice’, Australian Feminist Law Journal, vol. 30 (June), pp. 41-61.

  27. Abstract: Non-Indigenous white feminists support Aboriginal women speaking out against men’s violence – deterrents to white speech – racism – privileged groups speaking for others – commentators – Northern Territory emergency intervention – response – claims of widespread child abuse in Aboriginal communities – health services – protection of women and children – remote communities – report ‘Ampe akelyernemane meke mekarle – Little children are sacred’.

  28. Hunter, SV 2008, ‘Child Maltreatment in Remote Aboriginal Communities and the Northern Territory Emergency Response: A Complex Issue’, Australian Social Work, vol. 61, no. 4, pp. 372-388.

  29. Libesman, T 2004a, ‘Child welfare approaches for Indigenous communities: International perspectives’, Child Abuse Prevention Issues, no. 20 (Autumn), pp. 1-39.

  30. Libesman, T 2004b, ‘Towards an Inclusive Early Childhood Agenda’, Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism, vol. 6, pp. 62-71.

  31. Libesman, T 2007, ‘Indigenising Indigenous Child Welfare’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 24, pp. 17-19.

  32. McFarlane, K 2010, ‘From Care to Custody: Young Women in Out-of-Home Care in the Criminal Justice System’, Current Issues in Criminal Justice, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 345-353.

  33. McMahon, A Reck, L & Walker, M 2007, ‘Defining well-being for Indigenous children in care’, Children Australia, vol. 32, no. 2, pp. 15-20.

  34. Penman, R 2006, The ‘growing up” of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children: a literature review, Australian Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs, Canberra, viewed 13 June 2018, <https://www.dss.gov.au/sites/default/files/documents/05_2012/op15.pdf>.

  35. Priest, K King, S Brown, WN Nungarrayi, W Nangala I & Nangala, M 2007, ‘Warrki Jarrinjaku Jintangkamanu Purananjaku “Working Together Everyone and Listening”: Aboriginal Child Rearing in Remote Central Australia’, Canadian Journal of Native Education, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 61-74.

  36. Priest K, King S, Nangala I, Nungarrayi W,Brown WN, Nangala I and Nangala M (2008) Warrki Jarrinjaku ‘Working Together Everyone and Listening’: Growing Together as Leaders for Aboriginal Children in Remote Central Australia. European Early Childhood Education Research Journal 16 (1): 117-130.

  37. Ruska, Z & Rathus, K 2010, ‘The place of culture in family law proceedings: moving beyond the dominant paradigm of the nuclear family’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 7, no. 20 (September/October), pp. 8-12.

  38. Ruska, K Smith, K Moynihan, C & Davies, N 2006, ‘Recent Legislative Developments in Queensland Child Protection Law Affecting Indigenous Children and Families’, Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 23, pp. 21-24.

  39. Ryan, F 2011, ‘Kanyininpa (Holding): A Way of Nurturing Children in Aboriginal Australia’, Australian Social Work, vol. 64, no. 2, pp.  183-197.

  40. Stanley, J Tomison, AM & Pocock, J 2003, ‘Child Abuse and Neglect in Indigenous Australian Communities’, Child Abuse Prevention, no. 19, (Spring), pp. 1-31.

  41. Storey, L 2009, ‘Indigenous Justice Taskforce: delivering justice in the Kimberley region of Western Australia’, Journal of Judicial Administration, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 100-107.

  42. Tilbury, C 2009, ‘The Over-representation of Indigenous Children in the Australian Child Welfare System’ International Journal of Social Welfare, no. 18, pp. 57-64.

  43. Tomison, AM 2004, Current Issues in Child Protection Policy and Practice: Informing the NT Department of Health and Community Services Child Protection Review, Australian Institute of Family Studies, NT, viewed 13 June 2018, <http://digitallibrary.health.nt.gov.au/dspace/bitstream/10137/121/1/Tomison_Report.pdf>.

  44. Wild, R & Anderson, P 2007a, Ampe Akelyernemane Mede Mekarle: ‘Little Children are Sacred’: Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse, Northern Territory Government, Darwin, viewed 13 June 2018, <http://www.inquirysaac.nt.gov.au/pdf/bipacsa_final_report.pdf>.

  45. Wild, R & Anderson, P 2007b, Ampe Akelyernemane Mede Mekarle: ‘Little Children are Sacred’: Summary Report of the Northern Territory Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse, Northern Territory Government, Darwin, viewed 13 June 2018, <http://www.inquirysaac.nt.gov.au/pdf/bipacsa_report_summary.pdf>.

  46. Yeo SS (2003) Bonding and Attachment of Australian Aboriginal Children. Child Abuse Review 12: 292-304.