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Christine Coumarelos


Attitudes matter: the 2021 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS), findings for Australia

Other authors
Natalie Roberts, Nikki Honey, Kate Minter, Erin Carlisle
This report details the results from the 2021 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS). It presents findings for the Australian community as a whole and considers them in the context of related research.

“It depends on what the definition of domestic violence is”: how young Australians conceptualise domestic violence and abuse

The research in this study underscores the value of promoting young people’s voices in research, policy and practice design. By centring young people’s voices, the findings give rise to important implications for policies and strategies aimed at preventing domestic violence and abuse and for respectful...

"Chuck her on a lie detector"

This study uses a mixed-methods design to take a deep dive into attitudes that mistrust women’s reports of sexual assault, involving online focus groups with 40 men and 35 women. The findings reflect the participants’ responses to questions about hypothetical sexual assault scenarios, as well...
Briefing paper

Quantifying the legal and broader life impacts of domestic and family violence

Women experiencing domestic and family violence are ten times as vulnerable to legal problems as the rest of the population, according to this research. In a twelve-month period, respondents who had experienced domestic and family violence had twenty legal problems on average, compared to only...
Discussion paper

Developing a triage framework: linking clients with services at Legal Aid NSW

This paper was developed to support Legal Aid NSW undertake a review of their client intake and triage services. It provides a conceptual basis for further investigating and developing a systematic triage service model.