New research assessing young people in WA detention found 89% were severely impaired in at least one area of brain function. One in three had fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD).
The Don Dale royal commission's capacity to make lasting change lies with the government implementing its recommendations.
The trial of the cashless welfare card, to control unhealthy spending in Indigenous communities, is being expanded partly due to emotive well-funded campaigns. Meanwhile, evidence is being ignored.
During the Spanish Civil War, 4,000 Basque child refugees arrived in Britain – here's the story of the women who helped rescue them.
In ’Ndrangheta mafia families, the inter-generational links go deep.
We have decades of evidence showing the widespread abuse and neglect suffered by children in the out-of-home care system. The agencies responsible for allowing the abuse have little to fear.
New reports show a widespread lack of care for the cultural needs of many of the 19,000 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in child protection and out-of-home care.
Indonesia's decision to allow forced chemical castration as punishment for those who sexually abuse children is controversial.
A popular misconception is that most child sex offenders were once victims themselves.
The once-taboo topics of domestic violence and institutional abuse are now front-page news, but repeated reports of incest have not registered in public awareness as evidence of a serious problem.
Victorian child protection law reforms due to come into effect next month will give parents two years from when their children are removed to lift their game, before permanently losing custody.
Plans to take over failing children's services won't mitigate the impact of austerity.
The silencing of children has as long a history as child abuse itself. It is why we need royal commissions, books, and now a play: to allow children to tell us the truth of what was done to them.
Hundreds of people have been referred to a programme that is supposed to protect them from being drawn into terrorism. But its methods are deeply questionable.
Our new research shows the culture of sexualisation not only affects how young girls see themselves, but also how they are treated and viewed by adults.
Divorce rates are on the decline in Australia, people are marrying and having children later in life, and more of us live alone. Our experts respond to the new report on Australia's welfare.
A Family Court "order" for parents of a child to not smoke around him and to limit their alcohol consumption while caring for him have invited the same old accusations about the "nanny state".
Should 'think of the children' ever come to the point of spying on teenagers?
Western Australia was the first state in the nation to allow public access to a sex offender register online. The public needs to understand how it works to avoid a false sense of security.
Ensuring it's adults that must process their adult emotions - and not children stumbling across them through pornography - is the adult thing to do.