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Third Action Plan for Protecting Australia’s Children

The Third Action Plan under the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children 2009-2020 demonstrates the ongoing commitment of the Commonwealth, state and territory governments and child welfare organisations to improve the safety and wellbeing of children. The most effective way to reduce the number of children and young people who experience abuse and neglect is to strengthen the abilities of disadvantaged parents, families and communities.

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