Prevention-based approaches

Zero suicide Aotearoa

This paper outlines a systems approach to suicide prevention that recognises it takes many sectors, groups and individuals working together to save lives. It has been written at a time when the country is facing the worst public health crisis in a generation. The COVID-19...

Disrupting the system: preventing and responding to sexual harassment in the workplace

Over the past 18 months, members of Male Champions of Change (MCC) have looked deeply at the issue of sexual harassment in the workplace. This work forms part of a broad and long-term MCC mission to achieve gender equality, advance more women into leadership and...
Media release

New $6m tender to help reduce homelessness in SA

The Marshall Liberal Government is calling for Expressions of Interest from organisations capable of delivering reductions in homelessness across South Australia. Initiative: Homelessness Prevention Fund
Media release

Billions in tax relief for business, $1 billion fund for jobs, and help for the vulnerable

The NSW Government today released the second stage of its economic package aimed at keeping people in jobs, helping businesses and supporting our most vulnerable in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Boost in funding to prevent homelessness
Media release

COVID-19 support for Canberrans facing homelessness or domestic and family violence

Today the ACT Government announced the details of $3 million in funding to provide support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Initiative: Support for people facing homelessness or domestic and family violence Initiative: Funding for service providers...
Journal article

Beyond “prevention is better than cure”: understanding prevention and early intervention as an approach to public policy

This paper draws on insights from the policy making literature to identify key themes that support the development of prevention and early intervention as an approach to public policy.
Discussion paper

Six-country survey on COVID-19

This paper provides a data set for public use of roughly 6,000 individuals in six countries relating to beliefs about the pandemic, behaviour change, work and living situations, income, and exposure to the virus, socio-demographic characteristics and pre-pandemic health characteristics.

Why self-determination is vital for Indigenous communities to beat coronavirus

Compared to the past, Indigenous people have been more able to take measures to protect their communities from disease. To beat COVID-19, Indigenous self-determination is vital.

Family Violence Death Review Committee sixth report: men who use violence

The Family Violence Death Review Committee’s (the Committee’s) sixth report provides an overview of the lives of 97 men who used violence against their intimate partners between 2009 and 2017, as captured in the committee’s database.

Better system, better chances

Effective prevention and early intervention is possibly the most promising strategy for changing the trajectories of children. There is clear evidence that children’s life chances are influenced by their families and communities and that they are able to be changed for the better. Improving the...