Sexual assault and harassment can happen anywhere to anyone. Read this page to learn more about preventing sexual assault when travelling.
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Many Australians adopt children from other countries. There are legal implications surrounding overseas adoptions both in Australia and in the child's country.
In many countries age, gender and sexual preferences can pose challenges. Understanding the culture and laws in your destination will help things go smoothly.
Find out what to do if you're travelling overseas and there's been an earthquake nearby. Learn how and where to get help.
Read more about the legislative protections designed to prevent child sex offences abroad.
If you're pregnant and planning to travel overseas, research your destination before you go. Being informed about the risks will help you manage them.
A disaster can happen anywhere, anytime. However, some destinations experience certain types of natural disasters more often.
Information and general advice on travelling with children, children travelling without both parents, child custody and international child abduction.