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Children and the Law in Australia, 2nd edition - L Editors: Young

Children and the Law in Australia, 2nd edition

Paperback Published: 4th November 2016
ISBN: 9780409342024

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The second edition of this highly regarded work provides extensive coverage of the ways in which the law and children interact. Each chapter is contributed by an expert on that topic and is written to provide a clear, authoritative and accessible discussion, suitable for a wide audience.

This edition provides an extended socio-legal focus, ensuring the work is relevant for practitioners, non-legal professionals working in child-related areas, and researchers and students in both law and non-law units at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It includes discussion on topical issues such as: surrogacy, youth rights, the internet and cyber-bullying, international adoption, migration, international child abduction, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on Australian law.

An Appendix of legal scenarios drawn from practice and prepared by the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre has also been added in this edition.


  • Authoritative commentary by expert contributors
  • Includes socio-legal focus to ensure accessibility and relevance to a wide readership
  • Includes traditional topics and areas of recent prominence
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1. Children and the law: An historical overview
    — Judith Bessant and Rob Watts
2. The development of children’s rights
    — John Tobin
3. The ‘child’ in utero and ex utero
    — Pam Stewart and Anita Stuhmcke
4. Developmental science, child development and the law 
    — Jeanette Lawrence and Agnes Dodds
5. Child maltreatment 
    — Judy Cashmore and Briony Horsfall
6. The child, the young person and the law
    — Anna Copeland and Jo Goodie


7. The criminal responsibility of children
    — Thomas Crofts
8. Young people and juvenile justice
    — Chris Cuneen
9. Protecting children from abuse and neglect
    — Allison Silink
10. E-safety: Protecting children from cyberbullying, sexting and privacy invasion
    — Normann Witzleb and Thomas Crofts
11. Migrant and non-citizen children
    — Mary Anne Kenny and Mary Crock
12. Education of children — preschool to secondary education 
    — Joan Squelch
13. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children’s welfare and well-being 
    — Terri Libesman and Kyllie Cripps


14. Compensation for survivors of institutional child sexual abuse in Australia: Tortious rights and challenges for reform
    — Allison Silink and Pam Stewart
15. Children and ‘family’ law 
    — Lisa Young
16. Adoption 
    — Geoffrey Monahan and Jennifer Hyatt
17. Surrogacy 
    — John Pascoe
18. Medical treatment 
    — Brenda McGivern
19. Civil liability of children 
    — Geoffrey Monahan
20. Children and succession 
    — Kay Maxwell


21. Child witnesses 
    — Judy Cashmore
22. Legal representation of children 
    — Nicola Ross

Appendix — Practical Scenarios
    — National Children’s and Youth Law Centre

ISBN: 9780409342024
ISBN-10: 0409342025
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 4th November 2016
Publisher: Lexisnexis Butterworths Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Edition Number: 2

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