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One in three Australian women have experienced physical violence since the age of 15 and almost one in five have experienced sexual violence. A study of Victorian women demonstrated that domestic violence is the leading preventable contributor to death, disability and illness in women aged...
The purpose of this issues paper is to provide general guidance to individuals and organisations in making written submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Intervention Orders and the Intervention Response Model: Evaluation Report 1
This report outlines the findings from a process evaluation of the first year of operation of Intervention Orders and the Intervention Response Model, conducted in 2012. The report is the first of three...
This briefing paper defines domestic and family violence, outlines NSW Government strategies, and, provides a snapshot of recent developments federally and in Queensland and Victoria.
Domestic and family violence is an all too common crime in NSW, as it is...
This report was commissioned by the members of the Domestic and Family Violence Crisis Lines of Australia Network (hereafter known as DFVCLAN).
The purpose of this report is to collate and analyse the statistics of those women contacting the Domestic and Family Violence crisis...
In this submission seven clients of Salvation Army family violence services speak about their experiences of the family violence and justice systems and make recommendations to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
Highlights the need for ‘no wrong doors’ for people seeking support for family violence and provides evidence of insufficient integration and coordination between the specialist family violence service system and service systems such as homelessness and disability.
Summary In this submission, Melbourne City...
An infographic explaining the actions the Australian Government will take on domestic violence.
From the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet:
Every woman in Australia has the right to feel safe and live without fear.
Yet, one in six Australian...
No country in the world has a national, evidence-based road map to prevent violence against women and their children in a coordinated way. Our Watch partnered with VicHealth and ANROWS to create Change the story: A shared framework for the primary prevention of violence against...
The prevalence and underlying causes of domestic violence are complex with the result that there is a great deal of confusion and misinformation reflected in the public debate. This paper provides information in a simplified format on issues surrounding domestic violence drawing from key research,...