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Australia: More effective prevention needed to protect children

Posted on Sep 5, 2012

Child prostitution remains a pressing concern in Australia and recent reports also indicate that child pornography is reaching epidemic proportions in the country. Although a number of policy and legislative initiatives have been adopted to address the issue of commercial sexual exploitation, ECPAT International recommends that the government develops a new comprehensive national plan and policy addressing all forms of child commercial sexual exploitation. Further collaboration and awareness raising of a number of stakeholders is necessary as part of more effective prevention strategies and more funding and resources are needed for the recovery and reintegration of child victims.

Read the full Australia Country Monitoring Report here

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