Family violence

Report

02 Aug 2017

Earlier this year we co-authored a report based on data collected in the Youth Survey with the Black Dog Institute looking at young people and mental illness over the past five years; prior to that we produced a report on young people and homelessness. Both of these reports were...

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Article

25 Jul 2017

Since the ABC published an essay on domestic violence and the Christian church in Australia last week, we've seen a far-ranging conversation about the way the church responds to victims of abuse in their midst.

There has been some confusion about what the research tells us, so the ABC...

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Research report

25 Jul 2017

Aim: To report on the first 12 months of implementation of the DVSAT.

Method: All referrals in the Central Referral Point (CRP) database were linked to NSW police data to obtain responses to individual items contained in the DVSAT. Descriptive analysis of...

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Blog post

12 Jul 2017

Can alcohol and drugs be called a ‘cause’ of family violence? What do we mean when we talk about ‘causes’ of social problems? In this article, ANZSOG Research Fellow Sophie Yates explains why problem framing is so important in public policy, and explores the framing of policy actors talking...

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Strategy

05 Jul 2017

The Support and Safety Hub Statewide Concept outlines the role the hubs will have in our long-term plan to end family violence in Victoria.

The concept has been developed in collaboration with victim survivors, industry experts and members of the wider community, with Aboriginal self-...

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Report

30 Jun 2017

Violence against women and its prevention are legitimate topics of public interest and research shows that media reporting on the issue in Australia is extensive. This research identified that while some aspects of reporting on violence against women in Australia are changing for the better,...

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Research report

23 Jun 2017

The Domestic and Family Violence and Parenting program is an extensive mixed method project that examines the impact of inter-parental conflict (IPC) and domestic and family violence (DFV) on parenting and parent–child relationships. It makes a unique contribution by bringing together evidence...

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Audio program

22 Jun 2017

Domestic violence in Australia is a serious problem that has been underreported for years. New figures obtained by PM show that the number of female perpetrators of domestic assaults in New South Wales has been steadily increasing over the past ten years - and it's not only against partners....

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Guide

19 Jun 2017

This guideline is specifically targeted toward specialist family violence services and mainstream or universal services that provide crisis response and recovery services and accommodation, including men’s behaviour change programs.

It was developed as a result of a recommendation made by...

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Report

14 Jun 2017

The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) has launched this report on World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017.

The ALRC was asked to consider Commonwealth laws and legal frameworks and how they might better protect older persons from misuse or abuse, and safeguard their autonomy.

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Commentary

13 Jun 2017

Domestic violence is not specific to a particular religious group; Australian statistics indicate that one in six women experience physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner in their lifetime.

Despite this, several recent media reports have sensationalised domestic...

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Briefing paper

05 Jun 2017

This Issues Paper considers the law on consensual assault in Tasmania. It traces the historical development of the law from its common law roots through to its current manifestation in s182(4) of of the Criminal Code.

The Issues Paper contends that some aspects of s 182(4) lack clarity...

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Data portal

31 May 2017

In March 2016, the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence (Royal Commission) concluded a 13-month inquiry and handed down a list of 227 recommendations, all of which were accepted by the Andrews Government.

Among these findings were a selection of recommendations that...

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Research report

23 May 2017

Aims: The primary aim was to see whether the Safer Pathway program is more effective in reducing domestic violence related offences (e.g. physical assault, threats of physical assault, intimidation) than the conventional response to such offences. The secondary aim was to...

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Research report

23 May 2017

Survivors of sexual violence can experience a range of trauma-related mental health problems, and pre-existing mental illness can also increase women’s vulnerability to sexual violence. However, although mental health and sexual violence services often see the same women, there is often a lack...

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Strategy

01 May 2017

This strategy is an integral element of the government’s broader family violence system reform. 

It fulfils Recommendation 187 of the Royal Commission into Family Violence and is a key part of the 10-year plan Ending family violence:...

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Website

01 May 2017

Victoria’s first family violence workforce census gives workers the opportunity to have a voice on the key issues affecting them and to shape the...

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Research report

27 Apr 2017

The Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education’s (FARE) Annual Alcohol Poll (the Poll) assesses Australians attitudes towards alcohol, alcohol consumption behaviours, awareness and experiences of alcohol harm, and perspectives on various alcohol policies. In 2017, the Poll was carried out by...

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Fact sheet

19 Apr 2017

This factsheet examines cases of hospitalised assault against women in 2013–14. Rates of assault among women were highest for those aged between 15–19 and 50–54. Over half (59%) of all these women were assaulted by bodily force, and for assaults by bodily force and involving sharp and blunt...

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Journal article

15 Apr 2017

The academic field of literature pertaining to elder abuse emerges largely from gerontology with contributions from a variety of disciplines including geriatric medicine, nursing, public health, law, psychology, sociology and social work. This paper presents a critical review of articles drawn...

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