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This article explores some of the reasons why family violence is an increasing issue for Indigenous peoples, and recent developments aimed at combating the problem. Discussion includes Indigenous and Western law, self determination and family violence, and the need for governments to develop a better...
In 2004 the Riverina Medical and Dental Aboriginal Corporation set out to develop a Regional Family Violence Model for the southern part of the Binaal Billa Region in NSW. This paper describes the development process. The aim was to: develop community action plans; provide capacity...
A research team completed an exercise to estimate relative rates of Indigenous Family Violence (IFV) which was conducted over a seven-week period at the end of 2004, undertaken for the Commonwealth Attorney General's Department on a national scale and utilised only quantitative information along with...
This report is a snapshot of a project managed by the Shire of Derby/West Kimberley in partnership with the National Crime Prevention Program, to reduce the incidence of domestic violence within the community. The aims of the Working With Adolescents to Prevent Domestic Violence -...
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.
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.
How valuable is the introduction of new legal categories as a way of improving responses to intimate partner violence?
Examines some of the challenges women in the Papua New Guinea highlands face in escaping violent relationships.
Evaluates the Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, which provides crisis counselling, advocacy, training and community education in Fiji.
This article argues that legal professionals need to have information about how to utilise Victoria's new family violence provisions as well as ongoing training and professional development to promote consistent understandings of family violence across the criminal justice system.