Child abduction can happen anywhere, at anyplace, and anytime. Children are being aducted all over the world, in Africa, North America, South America, Central America, even in Austrailia. Every year jus about 170 child abudction cases filed to police.
Alot of these cases are of parents who have abducted their child. "The ISS network comes into contact with an increasing number of cases, due predominantly to more family breakdown and the ease of international travel. The Federal Attorney-General’s Department has recently provided seed funding to enable ISS to undertake a short term research project into International Child Abduction with a central aim of identifying appropriate support models."
For further information about child abduction in Australia, including the Convention, state/territory legislation, general information and useful links can be found at the Attorney-General’s website, child abduction section - http://www.ag.gov.au/agd/www/childabduction.nsf.