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Australian child protection legislation - Jurisdiction, Principal Act and Other Relevant Acts/Legislation

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Australian child protection legislation - Jurisdiction, Principal Act and Other Relevant Acts Legislation

In Australia, state and territory governments are responsible for the administration and operation of child protection services. Legislative Acts in each state and territory govern the way such services are provided. Table 1 lists the principal child protection Acts in each Australian state and territory. The table also outlines other Acts of Parliament pertinent to the operation and delivery of various services to children and families across Australia.

Key principles guiding legislation

Australia is a signatory to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) and many of