Elder abuse in Australia: physical abuse

According to the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, 2% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported experiencing physical abuse in the 12 months preceding the survey. The most common form of physical abuse reported was threats to harm, followed by reports...

Experiencing violence

The articles presented in this publication examine the ways in which we approach the understanding of violence, and seek to explain and interpret it, embracing the full complexity of violence as a social, historical and political phenomenon, and the implications that this has for research...

Nature and extent of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation against people with disability in Australia

This research report has been prepared by staff from the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health. The report explores data and information about the prevalence and experience of violence against, and abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability.

Current approaches to terrorist and violent extremist content among the global top 50 online content-sharing services

This report provides an overview of the policies and procedures for addressing terrorist and violent extremist content (TVEC) across the global top 50 online content sharing services, with a focus on transparency.

Client violence towards workers in the child, family and community welfare sector

This paper explores the prevalence and presentation of client violence towards workers, considering any violent or aggressive behaviour from clients, direct associates of clients, and friends or family members of clients. It compares current research to official data reports, and considers why there might be...

Report of the Australian Taskforce to Combat Terrorist and Extreme Violent Material Online

Comprising government and industry representatives, the objective of the taskforce was to provide advice to government on practical, tangible and effective measures and commitments to combat the upload and dissemination of terrorist and extreme violent material.

Policy approaches to harmful content online

In March 2019, the Public Policy Forum convened a session featuring two panels on the topic of hate. The first panel presented perspectives of Canadians who have directly experienced acts of hate. The second panel served as an exploratory forum to identify potential solutions to...

School-based violence prevention

Schools have been identified as one important setting for conducting violence prevention efforts. Therefore, this handbook is about schools, education and violence prevention. It provides guidance for school officials and education authorities on how schools can embed violence prevention within their routine activities.

Sorting it out

This research attempts to understand GBTIQ men’s experiences of intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

Online hate and offline harm

This paper looks at the evidence as to the role online hate plays in spreading racist thinking and actions offline, including hate and terror crimes. It explores the evidence for whether harmful action online has increased both harmful ideas and actual harm against minority ethnic...
Literature review

Family violence initiatives and Pacific men: literature review

This report provides a literature review to identify existing family violence initiatives that specifically target men to improve their health and overall wellbeing.

Cook Islands cultural concepts to inform family violence interventions and practice: literature search

Despite the growing incidence of family violence amongst Cook Islanders in Aotearoa New Zealand, practice interventions to support the safety and healing of Cook Islands victims, perpetrators and their families are promulgated from within western knowledge and theories of family violence. As well, these matters...

Personal safety survey 2016

This release provides information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ (ABS) 2016 Personal Safety Survey (PSS) for states and territories and includes data on experiences of: violence partner violence and partner emotional abuse sexual harassment feelings of general safety. Where appropriate, data are presented for...

Diversity and safety on campus @ Western

This research arose out of a meeting of Western Sydney University’s (Western) ALLY network, where anecdotal concerns were voiced about the environmental conditions encountered by sexuality and gender diverse (SGD) students and staff.

​NSW recorded crime statistics: quarterly update September 2017

Crime across most of New South Wales has remained stable or fallen over the last two years.
Journal article

Occupational violence and staff safety in general practice

This article outlines the risk of occupational violence experienced by doctors, and general practitioners in particular, and to discuss practical measures that can be taken to manage this risk.

​The effect of lockout and last drinks laws on non-domestic assaults in Sydney: an update to September 2016

Aims: To assess the longer-term effects of the 2014 NSW liquor law reforms on levels of violence in the inner Sydney area. Method: Interrupted time series models were used to examine the effects of the legislative reforms introduced in January 2014. Police recorded non-domestic assaults...

​Reporting rates of assaults at The Star casino by licensed premises staff

Abstract Aim: To determine whether there has been any change in the rate of reporting of assaults at The Star casino by staff before and after the lockout reforms were introduced in February 2014. This paper also briefly examines the characteristics of both offenders and...
Audio podcast

Conflict and Muslim-Christian relations in Papua

For this episode, Kate spoke with Umar Werfete. Umar is a lecturer and a head of research at the State Islamic University of Jayapura in Papua, Indonesia. He also researches religious issues in Papua in his position within the Division for Research and Development, Indonesian...