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Victims of family violence

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Established to focus on developments in research, policies and actions since the Royal Commission into Family Violence, this collection includes of policy-relevant resources that relate to current and emerging issues in Australia and research, policy and evaluation relevant to the design and implementation of activities...
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Report of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor as at 1 November 2020

This is the fourth report of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, and the final report tabled in parliament as specified in section 23(1) of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor Act 2016. The report covers reform implementation for the period 1 November 2019 to...
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How does domestic violence escalate over time?

In this paper, the authors conclude that the disparity between studies using different data highlights the difficulty in determining whether escalation is in fact characteristic of abusive relationships. It is apparent that additional research, using different data and methods, is needed to explore this dimension...
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Animals and people experiencing domestic and family violence

This report draws on insights and recommendations from the 2018 NSW Education Centre Against Violence Roundtable and the 2020 Animal Justice Party Roundtable focused on animals and people experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) that DVNSW attended and supported.
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Family Protection Orders in Papua New Guinea

The purpose of this research project was to investigate whether the family protection orders (FPOs) in Papua New Guinea, introduced under the Family Protection Act 2013, were being accessed by, and improving the safety of, domestic and family violence survivors.
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Experiences of domestic violence among women with restrictive long-term health conditions

This report describes the domestic violence experiences of women with restrictive long-term health conditions during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, using survey data collected in May 2020 from over 8,000 Australian women who were in a current relationship.
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Report from the Family Violence: Cross Border Issues and Solutions Forum

This report provides the findings emerging from the Family Violence: Cross Border Issues and Solutions Forum, facilitated by the social work team at the La Trobe Albury-Wodonga campus.
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Improving family violence legal and support services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

This report identifies priorities for reducing and preventing violence against, and improving services for, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women in the Victorian and New South Wales towns of Mildura and Albury–Wodonga. It examines the capabilities of frontline family violence services, both Aboriginal-controlled and...
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Children and technology-facilitated abuse in domestic and family violence situations

This research explores the role technology plays in children's exposure to family and domestic violence. It shows the impacts of technology-facilitated abuse and highlights the range of strategies used for protection and intervention.
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Accurately identifying the “person most in need of protection” in domestic and family violence law

When police are called to an incident of domestic and family violence (DFV), one of their tasks under DFV law is to determine whether a party is in need of protection from future harm. This research project focused on identifying areas of improvement in police...