The Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) co-hosted the Child Exploitation Material (CEM) Reduction Research Program Roundtable on 1 November 2018 in Brisbane.
The event opened by the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon. Peter Dutton MP is the first of its kind since the centre opened on 3 September 2018. The event offered an opportunity for potential research program applicants to meet stakeholders involved in addressing CEM and to hear about the range of issues that can be experienced when tackling the problem.
View the full media release at the Australian Federal Police's website.
The battle against child exploitation and abuse will be substantially boosted with the opening of the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) in Brisbane today.
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The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) hosted its first stakeholder engagement meeting that saw Assistant Commissioners from around the country join representatives from key government departments to discuss the development of the Centre.
Deputy Commissioner Transnational Serious and Organised Crime Karl Kent opened the meeting encouraging inter-agency collaboration and engagement in the implementation of the ACCCE.
“Today represents the opportunity to understand how child exploitation impacts on agencies and the wider community. Today we want to identify the golden standard for the centre," said Deputy Commissioner Kent.
“Although the ACCCE is AFP lead, the hub will allow us to engage with key experts. Today we can discuss what we can achieve collaboratively."
Built on four pillars (4Ps) to prevent, prepare, pursue and protect children and vulnerable persons through a foundation of partnership, the establishment of the ACCCE will bring together a world-leading approach, incorporating key stakeholders and partners, and driving a national effort to combat the global epidemic of child exploitation.
A range of agencies were represented including Australian Border Force, Department of Home Affairs, Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission, Australian Institute of Criminology, AUSTRAC, Department of Social Services, the Office of the e-Safety Commissioner and State and Territory police.
The Turnbull Government will establish a national centre to counter child exploitation and abuse.
The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) will drive a national effort to combat a global epidemic of child abuse and create a hub of expertise and specialist skills needed to disrupt, prevent and investigate exploitation.
View the full media release at the Minister Home Affairs' website.