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This paper from the Australian Institute of Family Studies provides an overview of child deaths due to child abuse and neglect in Australia and set these statistics in an international context. Child deaths from abuse and neglect are deaths resulting from acts of physical violence or neglect of a child that are perpetrated by a family member or caregiver.

This paper defines a child as being under the age of 18 years. The paper includes information, where available in the state/territory child death reports, on deaths of children and young people who had a history of child protection involvement.

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