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Fact Check: Were 400 white South African farmers murdered last year?

Following comments that white South African farmers deserved special attention because they were being persecuted, former prime minister Tony Abbott claimed 400 white farmers were murdered, over the last 12 months.
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Fact Check: Have firearm homicides and suicides dropped since Port Arthur as a result of John Howard's reforms?

Nearly twenty years after the Port Arthur massacre, John Howard, the prime minister who overhauled gun laws, claims they led to significant falls in gun-related homicides and a 74 per cent fall in gun-related suicide rates.

Female perpetrated intimate partner homicide: Indigenous and non-Indigenous offenders

The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet commissioned the Australian Institute of Criminology (AIC) to undertake research into female perpetrated domestic violence and homicide. This study uses a descriptive and exploratory approach to analyse these factors in homicides committed by Indigenous and non-Indigenous women...

Homicide in Australia 2014-15

This report describes the 227 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police between 1 July 2014 and 30 June 2015.

Homicide in Australia 2015–16

This report describes the 229 homicide incidents recorded by Australian state and territory police between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.
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Domestic and family violence lethality: the facts about intimate partner homicide

This fact sheet highlights key facts about intimate partner homicides in Australia. The data is based on the 2018 Data Report from the Australian Domestic and Family Violence Death Review Network (ADFVDRN).

Global study on homicide: homicide, development and the Sustainable Development Goals

This report looks at the relationship between homicide and all elements of development through the lens of the Sustainable Development Goals in order to explore how homicide rates affect development levels and vice versa.

The ‘perfect storm’ of gun control: from policy inertia to world leader

Australian firearm policy had altered very little in 65 years prior to the 1990s. However, the events in April 1996 precipitated 12 days that dramatically changed national firearm legislation. Thirty-five people were killed when a gunman opened fire at the Port Arthur Historic Site in...

Child homicide in Queensland: a descriptive analysis of offences finalised by Queensland criminal courts, 2005–06 to 2016–17

This research report begins with an outline of the scope and an overview of the sentenced offences examined. The report then looks at victims of child homicide and offenders sentenced by Queensland courts for child homicide, as well as what we currently know about child...

Sentencing for criminal offences arising from the death of a child: final report

This report makes eight recommendations to better reflect the vulnerability and defencelessness of victims of child homicide in sentencing and to improve system responses for family members of child vicitms.