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This report provides a vision for a new family law system that is accessible, equitableand responsive and prioritises the safety of those affected by family violence.
This research, by the Department for Child Protection and Family Support (the Department), working with the Western Australia Police (WA Police) and specialist family and domestic violence crisis and support services, sought to explore the association between Fly-in/Fly-out (FIFO) work arrangements and family and domestic...
The results of various studies estimating the extent and prevalence of child maltreatment including child abuse and neglect in Australia are discussed. Four methodological issues that have a particularly strong influence on prevalence estimates are highlighted.
This paper provides an overview of the prevalence of domestic and family violence, the effects of domestic and family violence on children (including the co-occurrence of domestic and family violence with child abuse), the intergenerational transmission of violence and the implications of these for preventing...
This state of knowledge paper discusses the history and development of "safe at home" approaches, and the corresponding policy and practice context. It outlines current safe at home approaches in Australia and overseas and common program elements across jurisdictions.
Aim: To identify the situational and offender characteristics associated with prison sentences for Apprehended Domestic Violence Order (ADVO) breaches.
Method: Case narratives from police incident reports of ADVO breach incidents in NSW were analysed. Two samples were examined: (1) breach incidents where...
On 16 November 2011 Robert Bretherton was relaxing with a few beers while his wife Jodie Jurd made dinner. The couple was in the process of separating and things were tense. She asked what they would do with the proceeds of the sale of their...
Investigates what a real, practical change in Australia’s relationship to family violence might look like – and grapple with questions of policy – with 2015 Australian of the Year and anti-family violence advocate Rosie Batty, Human Rights Law Centre executive director Hugh de Kretser, sex...
A new national framework for action to prevent alcohol-related family violence was launched by Australian of the Year Rosie Batty at Parliament House in Canberra on 17 June 2015.
The Framework, developed by FARE, proposes policies and programs that Australian governments can implement which...
Updates Mouzos and Rushforth’s (2003) findings describing characteristics of domestic/family homicides in Australia from 1 July 2002 to 30 June 2012.
In 2003, the Australian Institute of Criminology published a report that drew attention to the characteristics of domestic/family homicide based...