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Child Abuse program failing in Australia

Child Abuse program failing in Australia

Updated 1 March 2013, 10:11 AEDT

Australia's first ever road map to deal with child abuse and neglect is struggling to improve the lives of young people who can't live at home.

In 2009, the federal government took on a leadership role in child protection - two years later it set up national standards to lift the quality of care.

But the biggest survey of the experiences of young people in care has found few have been involved in planning for their future and are still struggling to heard.

Presenter:Rebecca Barrett

Speaker:Billy Black; Jan Owen, Foundation for Young Australians; Aileen Ashford, Tasmania's Commissioner for Children; Julie Collins, Federal Minister for Community Services;

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