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The intersection between child protection and Australia’s legislative landscape

January 30, 2023

The sexual abuse and exploitation of children is a horrific crime that requires a strong legislative response. The difficulties that exist in detecting, reporting, prosecuting, and ultimately preventing, child sexual exploitation cannot be tackled by one institution alone – collaboration between key industry partners is critical to yield the most comprehensive protection of children. 

Our discussion paper, “The intersection between child protection and Australia’s legislative landscape”, examines the current legal response (as at January 2023) to child sexual exploitation and its implications on financial institutions’ ability to report suspicious activity.

Download your copy of this discussion paper here

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