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This Inquiry report makes 12 recommendations to government to address dowry abuse in Australia.
Terms of reference for the inquiry.
This study examined the impact of housing and other support services on safety and wellbeing for families experiencing domestic and family violence. The study also reviewed the legislative framework across Australia, together with interviews with key stakeholders and users.
This year's report focuses on gender and the family. It proposes a comprehensive family-friendly policy agenda to advance gender equality in diverse families, arguing that promoting gender equality within families is a critical step towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals.
This research explores the experiences of women who appealed Centrelink decisions about ‘the couple rule’, in cases where domestic violence was involved. The research examined publicly available Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) decisions that involved domestic violence and the couple rule.
The ‘gender pay gap’ is a major contributor to conditions that enable and perpetuate domestic and family violence. That women on average earn much less than men increases their vulnerability to financial abuse, makes it difficult for them to leave violent relationships, and leaves them...
For women experiencing disadvantage, the risk of poverty, homelessness and ongoing financial insecurity is heightened by the lack of fast, affordable pathways to resolve family law property disputes. Many women are simply walking away from their entitlement to a fair division of property.