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This report provides findings from the Mission Australia Youth Survey, showing that poor family functioning and serious mental illness are factors that impact on the risks of homelessness for young people aged 15-19 years living in Australia.
A Senate committee's told the Government to reverse its budget cuts to legal services because they are increasing the danger of domestic violence.
The interim report was released on 19 March to pressure the Government as it prepares its next budget.
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...
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...
The 2018 National Homelessness Conference, presenting the theme ‘Ending homelessness together’, delivered a wealth of evidence and information on ways to understand, reduce and alleviate homelessness. Over 800 delegates and more than 80 speakers participated across two very full days, exploring the underlying drivers of...
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.
Domestic and family violence is a major driver of homelessness in Australia, particularly for women and their children. This paper focuses on the intersections between these issues, drawing together the research, stories of victim-survivors and service provider wisdom to recommend ways forward.
Registered housing associations and housing providers can now apply for grants to help buy and lease housing for women and children escaping family violence
The grants are part of a ‘housing blitz’ in response to priority recommendations made by the Royal Commission into Family...
This report investigates the support and accommodation needs of women (and children) affected by domestic and family violence.