Practice Relating to Rule 135. Children
Section E. Rehabilitation and reintegration of former child soldiers
In 2008, in its initial report to the Committee on the Rights of the Child under the 2000 Optional Protocol on the Involvement of Children in Armed Conflict, Australia stated:
[C]hildren who arrive in Australia from countries where they may have been engaged in armed conflict, such as all refugee and humanitarian entrants, are eligible for Short-term Torture and Trauma counselling during their time in the Integrated Humanitarian Settlement Strategy (usually for six to twelve months after their arrival in Australia).