Committee Against Torture: Australia

CAT session 040 (2008)

(22 May 2008, CAT/C/AUS/CO/1, Concluding observations on third report, para. 31)

"The Committee notes that corporal punishment of children is not explicitly prohibited in all States and Territories and may still be applied as ‘reasonable chastisement’.

The State party should adopt and implement legislation banning corporal punishment at home and in public and private schools, detention centres, and all alternative care settings in all States and Territories."

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