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Children and the Law in Australia

Young, L., Kenny, M.A. and Monahan, G. (Eds) (2016) Children and the Law in Australia. Lexis Nexis.


Children and the Law in Australia, 2nd edition is highly regarded work provides extensive coverage of the ways in which the law and children interact. Each chapter is contributed by an expert on that topic and is written to provide a clear, authoritative and accessible discussion, suitable for a wide audience.

This edition provides an extended socio-legal focus, ensuring the work is relevant for practitioners, non-legal professionals working in child-related areas, and researchers and students in both law and non-law units at undergraduate and postgraduate level. It includes discussion on topical issues such as: surrogacy, youth rights, the internet and cyber-bullying, international adoption, migration, international child abduction, the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and the impact of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on Australian law.

An Appendix of legal scenarios drawn from practice and prepared by the National Children’s and Youth Law Centre has also been added in this edition.

Item Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Law
Publisher: Lexis Nexis
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Other Information: 1st Edition: Children and the Law in Australia Geoff Monahan, Lisa Young LexisNexis/Butterworths, 2008 ISBN: 9780409323900
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