Abuse

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Abuse of people with disabilities


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Elder abuse in Australia: culturally and linguistically diverse Australians

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 15% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older from CALD backgrounds reported an experience of at least one of the five core subtypes of elder abuse and CALD‑specific subtype in the 12 months prior to the...
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Elder abuse in Australia: psychological abuse

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 12% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported experiencing psychological abuse in the 12 months prior to the survey. The most common forms of psychological abuse experienced involved being: insulted, called names or...
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Elder abuse in Australia: sexual abuse

The AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People indicated that 1% of community-dwelling people aged 65 and older in Australia reported an experience of sexual abuse in the 12 months preceding the survey.
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Elder abuse in Australia: wills, powers of attorney and family agreements

In the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, the prevalence of elder abuse with regard to advance planning arrangements varied according to the degree to which older people have formal wills, power of attorney arrangements or other types of family agreements.
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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...
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Elder abuse in Australia: prevalence

According to the AIFS 2021 Survey of Older People, 15% of people aged 65 and older living in community dwellings in Australia reported an experience of at least one of five subtypes of elder abuse in the 12 months preceding the survey.
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Report on public hearing 13: Preventing and responding to violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation in disability services (a case study)

Public hearing 13 examined the experiences of a group of people with disability living in disability residential accommodation in western Sydney provided by a non-government disability services provider, Sunnyfield Disability Services.
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Overview of responses to the Violence and abuse of people with disability at home issues paper

The Disability Royal Commission published the 'Violence and abuse of people with disability at home: issues paper' in December 2020. This document provides a brief summary of what the Commission has been told in the responses to the issues paper. While the purpose of this...
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Young women’s report 2022

This report's findings emphasise the prevalence of violence and abuse in young people’s lives, along with the inadequacy of institutional responses to violence against young women and non-binary people.
Policy report

Hate speech against women: addressing a democratic crisis

Public discussion of speech expressing contempt for women has intensified in Australia in recent times. This policy brief provides an overview of this pressing policy challenge, focussing on how such speech represents a crisis of democracy through its silencing of women and limiting of their...
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‘For my safety’: experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women with intellectual disability or cognitive disability

This research explores experiences of technology-facilitated abuse among women living with intellectual or cognitive disability. The findings are based on interviews with women with intellectual or cognitive disability and frontline workers who provide support services.
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Rapid evidence review: violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability

This report outlines evidence that describes experiences of violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disabilities, with the aim of preventing this from occurring, and providing better support.
Literature review

Experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa: an overview of research 2010 – early 2020

This document provides an overview of what is currently known about people’s and service providers’ experiences of the family violence system in Aotearoa New Zealand.
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Prevalence of violence and abuse of people with disability in Australia

This website contains research reports, fact sheets, project updates and other resources about violence and disability in Australia.
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Good practice in supported decision-making for people with disability: final report

Everyone has the right to make decisions. People with cognitive impairment may need additional support. This project reviewed existing research on supported decision-making and developed a Principles and Guide to best implement supported decision-making.
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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.
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Abuse in care: Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care - interim report

The Royal Commission of Inquiry into Abuse in Care interim report – Tāwharautia: Pūrongo o te Wā (Tāwharautia) describes the key themes and common issues from the experiences shared by survivors and witnesses.
Journal article

Physical violence and violent threats reported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a disability: cross sectional evidence from a nationally representative survey

This paper uses nationally representative data, and seeks to examine several questions about experiences of physical violence and violent threats reported by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living with disability.