Introduction - Allan Borowski and Rosemary Sheehan.- Part One: the mandate of the Children's Court.- 2 The Children's Court in the Australian Capital Territory - Peter Camilleri and Morag McArthur,- 3 The Children's Court in New South Wales - Elizabeth Fernandez, Jane Bolitho and Dr Patricia Hansen.- 4 Youth Justice, Child Protection and the Role of the Youth Courts in the Northern Territory - Debora West and David Heath.- 5 The Children's Court in Queensland - Claire Tilbury and Paul Mazerolle.- 6 The Children's Court in South Australia - Paul Delfabbro and Andrew Day.- 7 The Children's Court in Tasmania - Rob White and Max Travers and Michael McKinnon.- 8 The Children's Court in Victoria - Allan Borowski and Rosemary Sheehan.- 9 Cultural Slippage, Resource Divide, Aboriginal Children and Multisystemic Reform - Mike Clare, Joe Clare, Brenda Clare, Caroline Spiranovic.- Part two: Australia in the international context.- 10 A Portrait of Australis's Children's Courts - Allan Borowski.- 11. Care and protection: Australia and the international context - Marie Connolly.- 12 Juvenile Justice: Australian Court responses situated in the international context - Judy Cashmore.- About the authors.- Index.
Allan Borowski is Professor of Social Work and Social Policy, Department of Social Work and Social Policy, Faculty of Health Sciences, La Trobe University, Melbourne campus, Victoria 3086. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia a member of the Research Panel, Criminology Research Council. Rosemary Sheehan is Associate Professor in the Department of Social Work, Monash University, Victoria; she holds a Governor-in-Council appointment to the Children's Court of Victoria to conduct alternative dispute resolution conferences and is a member of the Victorian Child Death Review Committee.