END PHYSICAL PUNISHMENT OF AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN
PAFRA are working with stakeholders across Australia to change legislation and end corporal punishment.
Is it Time Australia Banned Smacking? Parenting and Personalities, 17 May 2023. Listen here.
Corporal Punishment, ABC Behind the News, produced by Joseph Baronio, 17 May 2023. Watch video here.
Sophie Havighurst, Ben Mathews, Frances Doyle, Divna Haslam, Karl Andriessen, Carmen Cubillo, Sharon Dawe, David Hawes, Cynthia Leung, Trevor Mazzucchelli, Alina Morawska, Sarah Whittle, Carys Chainey, and Daryl Higgins (2023). Corporal punishment of children in Australia: The evidence-based case for legislative reform. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.anzjph.2023.100044
Early data from the Australian Child Maltreatment Study released at the AIFS Conference June 2022, Presented by Daryl Higgins. Available online here.
Petition to end physical punishment of Australian children: https://www.change.org/p/end-physical-punishment-of-children-protect-australian-children
Daryl Higgins and Sophie Havighurst, Research shows it’s harmful to smack your child, so what should parents do instead? The Conversation, 26 July 2022 https://theconversation.com/research-shows-its-harmful-to-smack-your-child-so-what-should-parents-do-instead-186739
Daryl Higgins and Sophie Havighurst, Corporal punishment of children in Australia: The evidence-based case for legislative reform, Briefing paper, 2022. Download here.
Workshop 1: April 29, 2022
Having the conversation: What is the role of legislative change and access to parenting supports in preventing corporal punishment of children in Australia?
This virtual workshop brought together international experts in legislation, social impact and academic research. Coinciding with International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children, the workshop launched our collective action towards legislative change in Australia.
Recordings from the workshop are available below.