The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation was announced by the Prime Minister on 25 March 2018, as a measure of the 2018-19 Commonwealth Budget.
The Centre brings together a world-leading approach, incorporating key stakeholders and partners, and driving a collective effort to counter the epidemic of child exploitation. It provides an integrated and collaborative capability to ensure cohesion by using the expertise of federal, state and territory, non-government agencies and private industry, and by allowing a cross-pollination of resources, knowledge and skillsets between stakeholders.
The Centre is built on four pillars (4Ps) to Prevent, Prepare, Pursue and Protect children against online exploitation through a foundation of partnership.
The Centre will:
The Centre has been established in response to an exponential increase in reports of the online exploitation of children.
No region is untouched and no country is immune from this crime.