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Children on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands commission of inquiry: a report into sexual abuse.

Posted on: 10 June, 2008
Issue: Vol 8 No 2, April 2008 - June 2008
Related to Family violence Infants and young children

Mullighan EP (2008)
Children on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands commission of inquiry: a report into sexual abuse.
Adelaide: Children on APY Lands Inquiry

View webpage: Mullighan Enquiry

View report sections:
Introduction (PDF – 223KB)

Part I The Enquiry (PDF – 123KB)

Part II Child sexual abuse on the Lands (PDF – 556KB)

Part III Government (PDF – 259KB)

Part IV Prevention and consequences (PDF – 1.3MB – large file warning!)

Appendices (PDF – 197KB)

This report relates to the incidence of child sexual abuse on Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, its nature, extent and consequences on the health and well-being of individuals and the community. It highlights the need to address problems that are rooted in the administrative and council bodies. It promotes the need for prevention and education programs, proposes measures to be implemented in order to prevent child sexual abuse and to enhance child welfare and protection. It includes 46 policy implementation recommendations and provides an assessment of its related effects on the community.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

For further information:

  • Contact details:
    • The Hon. E.P. Mullighan QC, commissioner, 33 Franklin Street level 1 Adelaide SA 5000.
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