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Trends in reports of child maltreatment in the Northern Territory, 1999–2010

Steven L Guthridge, Philip Ryan, John R Condon, Leah M Bromfield, John R Moss and John W Lynch
Med J Aust 2012; 197 (11): 637-641. || doi: 10.5694/mja12.10133
  • Steven L Guthridge1,2
  • Philip Ryan2
  • John R Condon3
  • Leah M Bromfield4
  • John R Moss2
  • John W Lynch2

  • 1 Health Gains Planning, Northern Territory Department of Health, Darwin, NT.
  • 2 School of Population Health, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, NT.
  • 4 Australian Centre for Child Protection, University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA.


Acknowledgements: 

We thank senior managers in the NT Department of Children and Families and Department of Health for their support for this project, and staff for their diligence over many years of recording and maintaining NT child protection information and for the preparation of the research dataset. Steven Guthridge conducted the project during a period of salaried leave from the NT Government. John Lynch is supported by a National Health and Medical Research Council Australia Fellowship.

Competing interests:

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