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Sexual assault

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01 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 harmful. Beyond the...

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Research report

25 Sep 2017

In 2014, Victoria Police commissioned an independent review into sex discrimination and sexual harassment, including predatory behaviour, within its own workforce. The Phase 1 Review sought to understand the prevalence, drivers and impact of these...

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Report

25 Sep 2017

This report details what has been a long and complex investigation. It commenced on 17 June 2015 when the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission (IBAC) referred a matter to the Ombudsman pursuant to section 73 of the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Act 2011. IBAC...

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Guide

06 Sep 2017

Reports of sexual offences crimes have increased over the last six years (Australian Bureau of Statistics [ABS], 2016). Despite the prevalence of sexual offending in our communities, there is a lack of understanding about these crimes. Myths and misconceptions about sexual offending are common (...

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01 Aug 2017

At the request of Australia’s 39 universities, the Australian Human Rights Commission has conducted a national, independent survey of university students to gain greater insight into the nature, prevalence and reporting of sexual assault and sexual harassment at Australian universities.

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Article

01 Aug 2017

Universities in Australia have a serious problem with sexual assault and sexual harassment. The Australian Human Rights Commission’s survey, released today, documents that large numbers of students have experienced sexual assault and harassment.

This is no surprise. National and...

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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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Discussion paper

17 May 2017

In Australia, sexual violence is recognised as a serious crime and an extreme violation of human rights in which the Australian Government has an obligation to exercise ‘due diligence’ in establishing effective measures to prevent, investigate and prosecute such cases of violence.

The...

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Research report

02 Sep 2016

Executive summary

The Taskforce was established on 26 November 2012 to assist complainants who had suffered sexual abuse, physical abuse, sexual harassment and workplace harassment and bullying in Defence prior to 11 April 2011. Ministers have recently extended the...

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Guide

30 Aug 2016

This resource has information for women and girls who have been sexually assaulted including:

  • What sexual assault means;
  • Getting medical help and counselling after a sexual assault;
  • Reporting to the police; and
  • Legal process and your rights.
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Research report

26 May 2016

For too long, people with disability in Victoria have endured violence in all its forms. The voices of people with disability, their families and carers have been sidelined or ignored, and widespread abuse and neglect continues. Similar to the issue of violence against women, violence against...

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Guide

24 May 2016

These guidelines have been developed to build the capacity of workers in the sexual assault and alcohol and other drug (AOD) sectors in Victoria to support shared clients who experience both sexual assault trauma and substance use issues.

The guidelines have been prepared by the...

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Research report

29 Feb 2016

This report explores what helps children and young people with disability and high support needs to feel and be safe in institutional settings. 

In January 2013, the Honourable Dame Quentin Bryce, (then) Governor-General, appointed a Royal Commission to inquire into institutional...

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Research report

08 Dec 2015

Executive summary

In recent years, Victoria Police has been a leader in reforming community understanding and responses to family violence and sexual assault. It has put the needs of victims of violence at the centre of its approach, providing a model for other police...

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Research report

28 Oct 2015

Examines the intersection between sexual assault and domestic violence, focusing on two forms of concurrent victimisation: re-victimisation and intimate partner sexual violence.

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This state of knowledge paper examines the intersection between sexual assault...

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Research report

22 Oct 2015

This report provides substantial additional analysis of the data produced through the Australian Personal Safety Survey (PSS). The PSS is currently a largely untapped resource - even the publicly available PSS data has yet to be fully explored and applied to the most obviously relevant research...

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Research report

30 Sep 2015

Examines the available literature on trauma-informed frameworks, models and guidelines that guide organisations to improve service provision to survivors of sexual violence with mental health problems. 

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This paper examines the available literature on trauma-...

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Research report

07 Sep 2015

The National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022 (the National Plan) is a 12-year strategy that aims to make a significant and sustained reduction in violence against women and their children. Under the Second Action Plan 2013–2016: Moving Ahead (the Second Action...

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Research report

28 Jul 2015

Explores the prevalence of sexual violence and alcohol and other drug use (AOD) in Australia.

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This state of knowledge paper explores:

  • the prevalence of sexual violence and alcohol and other drug use (AOD) in Australia;
  • the association
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Research report

02 Jun 2015

In the 60 months to March 2015, domestic violence, indecent assault, sexual assult, theft from dwelling and fraud increased in New South Wales, while other types of major offences decreased or remained stable.

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In the 24 months to March 2014, only three of...

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