Victims of family violence--Services for


15 Dec 2017

On 11 September 2017, the Senate referred the following matter to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee (committee) for inquiry and report by 14 November 2017:

The delivery of National Outcome 4 of the National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and...


1 Nov 2017

All children have the right to be protected from violence inflicted on them by anyone in their lives – whether parents, teachers, friends, romantic partners or strangers. And all forms of violence experienced by children, regardless of the nature or severity of the act, are...

Research report

31 Oct 2017

Throughout the 1980s, every Australian state or territory moved to enact legislation with the purpose of protecting women from intimate partner violence through the provision of a civil court order, or Domestic Violence Protection Order (DVPOs).

Enforcement of DVPOs, including across state and territory...


26 Oct 2017

Aim : To investigate the impact of the 2015 Domestic Violence Evidence-in-Chief (DVEC) reforms on court outcomes for Domestic Violence (DV) assaults in New South Wales (NSW).

Method : Court outcome data from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research’s Reoffending...

Research report

12 Oct 2017

The findings in this report detail specific issues pertaining to risk in the context of family violence and temporary migration, the ways in which migration status can be leveraged in the family violence context and the range of exploitative practices that occur, including the identification...


14 Sep 2017

This summary report presents the key findings from a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social...

Research report

14 Sep 2017

This report presents the results of a qualitative study examining the experiences of women seeking help for domestic and family violence who live in regional, rural, and remote areas in Australia. The study contributes to the limited evidence on how geographical and social isolation shapes...

Discussion paper

31 Aug 2017

On 7 July 2017 pursuant to section 5(2)(a) of the Victorian Law Reform Commission Act 2000, the Attorney-General, the Hon. Martin Pakula MP, provided the Victorian Law Reform Commission with supplementary terms of reference for the review on family violence and the Victims of Crime...

Research report

11 Aug 2017

This research report that aims to help tertiary response services to respond effectively to the needs of women with disabilities. It draws on the experiences of women with disabilities who have experienced violence and abuse and have used tertiary response services.

Women with disabilities...

Research report

10 Aug 2017

Elder abuse is a highly complex social problem. The abuse takes many forms, including: financial, physical, psychological, social and sexual as well as the more passive form of neglect. It can be deliberate or inadvertent. It is difficult to measure as the type of abuse...


5 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...

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 on a diversity...


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 the Royal Commission into...


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....

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 of communication...


1 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 10-year Family Violence Industry Plan (10) .

Questions relate to demographics and occupational data, qualifications, access to professional development, workload,...


1 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: Victoria’s plan for change.

Family violence...



30 Mar 2017

The Royal Commission into Family Violence made 227 recommendations to transform Victoria’s family violence system. These were based on evidence gathered from 1,000 written submissions, 44 group sessions and 25 days of public hearings with 220 witnesses.

On the same day as the commission...

Research report

16 Mar 2017

During 2015–16, 162,175 (30.2 per 1,000) Australian children received child protection services (investigation, care and protection order and/or were in out-of-home care).

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children were seven times as likely as non-Indigenous children to have received child protection services.



20 Dec 2016

On 20 December 2016, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS) announced a program of research to improve the evidence base for stopping men’s violence against women and holding perpetrators to account. ANROWS is an initiative of the Council of Australian Governments under the...