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The International Association of Infant Massage Australia,

The International Association of Infant Massage in Australia has launched a position paper on volunteering in orphanages in order to address the problem of untrained volunteers being encouraged to conduct child care and infant massage practice in residential care centres, particularly in developing countries.

Una Stone, Marg Liddell, and Marietta Martinovic - Justice Policy Journal, Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice 2015,

This paper describes the myriad of issues and barriers that Australian mothers face on exiting prison in their attempts to regain parental responsibility of their children.

Better Care Network,

This country care review includes the care related Concluding Observations adopted by the Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Committees' recommendations on the issues relevant to children's care are highlighted, as well as other care-related concluding observations, ratification dates, and links to the Universal Periodic Review and Hague Intercountry Adoption Country Profile.

Stephanie Taplin - The Conversation ,

In this article, the author explains her perspective on the role of adoption in child protection, particularly in the Australian context.

The Australian Women’s Weekly,

This article, from the Australian Women’s Weekly, sheds light on the abuses of international surrogacy.

Hamish Fitzsimmons - ABC Radio Australia ,

Anglicare, a welfare organization in Australia, is calling for a drastic change in the foster and state care systems, says the article. The organization is advocating for foster care funding to be extended to 21-year-olds.

Vicki Welch, Christine Jones, Kirsten Stalker, Alasdair Stewart - Children and Youth Services Review,

This review of literature covers international material related to stability and permanence for disabled children, in particular permanence achieved through fostering and adoption.

The Gympie Times ,

Two Australian adoptees, taken from their parents as children, are concerned with recent federal government plans in Australia to “streamline” intercountry adoptions.

Dr Andrew Harvey, Dr Patricia McNamara, Lisa Andrewartha, and Michael Luckman - LaTrobe University Access & Achievement Research Unit ,

This report aims to provide the basis for an agenda to improve university attendance among care leavers in Australia by highlighting the nature and extent of the problem, and suggesting practical solutions within both the education and community service sectors.

Karleen Gribble - The Conversation ,

Some private schools in Australia are taking students on volunteer trips to orphanages in Asia. But “what do these trips mean for the children in orphanages?,” this article asks.