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"Resetting the Relationship" in Indigenous Child Protection: Public Hope and Private Reality

Ivec, Mary; Braithwaite, Valerie; Harris, Nathan


A qualitative study explored the private realities of forty-five Australian Indigenous parents and carers who had experiences with child protection authorities. Interviews focused on the nature of the relationship between parents and authorities, how these regulatory encounters served to enlist or dissolve cooperation, and how child-focused outcomes could be delivered. The descriptions of encounters with authorities challenged the public hope for reconciliation between government and Indigenous...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Law and Policy
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9930.2011.00354.x


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