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Helpful links

In Australia

Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department (the Australian Central Authority for the 1980 Hague Convention on International Parental Child Abduction): Click here


Commonwealth Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (may assist with parental child abductions to non-Hague countries): Click here

Commonwealth Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC): Click here

Family Court of Australia

Family Court of Western Australia

Two books by Australian author Robin Bowles on international parental child abduction (IPCA):

Have You Seen My Child? The Quest to Recover a Stolen Child (2012, Robin Bowles): Click here

Taken In Contempt: When parents abduct their own children (2001, Robin Bowles): Click here


Animama –¬† Animations To Support Mothers In The Developing Worlds¬†

Child and Juvenile Adoption Information Center

Child Rights International Network

Defence for Children International

Economic and Social Council of the United Nations

ECPAT (anti-trafficking of children)

Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women

Hague Conference on Private International Law

International Committee of the Red Cross

International Council on Social Welfare

International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

International Federation of Social Workers

International Social Service (General Secretariat)

Save the Children

United Nations Children’s Fund

United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees