Mullighan Inquiry

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In June 2007, the Parliament of South Australia established an Inquiry into the incidence of child sexual abuse on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands.

In April 2008, the Inquiry concluded that this form of abuse was “widespread” on the APY Lands.

The Inquiry made 46 recommendations. By law, the South Australian Government must produce an annual report, for five years, on its ongoing response to these recommendations.

The Paper Tracker monitors government efforts to implement the Inquiry’s recommendations and the quality of information published in the annual reports.

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Recommendation 34: child protection workers

The Mullighan Inquiry identified serious problems with the way suspicions of child sexual abuse on the APY Lands are processed and responded to. The Inquiry concluded that two child protection workers should be based on the Lands... read on

Recommendation 32: restricting access to pornography

In 2007, the Northern Territory’s Little Children are Sacred report highlighted strong Aboriginal community concern about the widespread availability of pornographic material and children’s access to it. Similar concerns were raised during the Mullighan Inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands... read on

Recommendation 5: school-based social workers

In April 2008, Commissioner Mullighan highlighted the need for more social workers to be based in APY communities to help prevent child sexual abuse and minimise its broader effects... read on

Recommendation 39: fully-operational police stations

The Mullighan Inquiry recommended that as a matter of urgency a “permanent and widespread” police presence should be established in communities across the APY Lands. The Inquiry noted that this would require fully-operational police stations to be built in at least three APY communities... read on

Mullighan Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (APY Lands)

In June 2007, the Parliament of South Australia established an Inquiry into the incidence of child sexual abuse on the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands... read on

APY Lands: inquiry into child sexual abuse

In May 2007, the State Government announced an inquiry into child sexual abuse on the APY Lands. The inquiry was originally expected to finalise its report by the end of 2007... read on

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