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Restoring financial safety: legal responses to economic abuse

This publication outlines recent research findings and makes a number of recommendations regarding prevention of economic abuse as a form of family violence and systemic support for women who have experienced it.
Briefing paper

Opportunities to respond to forced marriage within Australia’s domestic and family violence framework: issues paper

This issues paper highlights opportunities within existing domestic and family violence law and policy to prevent and respond to individuals impacted by forced marriage. It identifies possibilities for reshaping government and civil society responses to forced marriage.

Improving responses to children who experience family violence: when policy reform meets practice

This practice inquiry contributes to an evidence base supporting reforms to address family violence in Victoria and across Australia.

Start of change: mapping engagement with male perpetrators of violence

This research was commissioned by the Bayside Peninsula Integrated Family Violence Partnership and the Southern Melbourne Integrated Family Violence Partnership. Using a ground-up approach that privileges the voices of frontline practitioners, it aims to improve understanding of practice within Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) operating...

Economic abuse in New Zealand: towards an understanding and response

The purpose of this report is to contribute to a common understanding of economic abuse and grow the knowledge in this area to support effective, evidence-based policy and practice responses.