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Child protection leads Monday media update

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

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.

Legal redress for church abuse

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