Today’s media update focuses on coverage of child protection in Victoria. A survey of street homelessness in Melbourne, and coverage of legal barriers to church abuse actions also feature.
Please also note that this week is National Children’s Week, with Universal Children’s Day this Wednesday 26 October (on our AGM).
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Challenges for child protection
- Victoria’s worsening child abuse crisis, Herald Sun, 24 October 2011
- Victoria’s disgrace: 8400 children at risk, Herald Sun, 24 October 2011
- Our children need better, Herald Sun, 24 October 2011
- Child abuse ‘worsening’ in Victoria, 3AW Neil Mitchell Program, 24 October 2011
Homeless survey sees more rough sleepers from the State care system
A survey of rough sleepers in Melbourne last week found an increasing number (32 per cent) had been in State care compared to the same survey last year (25 per cent). The survey, by Homeground’s Melbourne Street to Home Program, was featured in last Friday’s edition of ABC’s 7.30 Victoria program.
- Homeless survey, ABC 7.30 Victoria, 21 October 2011
Legal redress for church abuse
- NSW child abuse ruling ups pressure for legal reform, The Australian, 24 October 2011
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