Financial abuse

ALTERNATIVE LABELS
Economic abuse
NARROWER TERMS
Report

Coercive control in domestic relationships

Coercive control is a form of domestic abuse. Perpetrators aim to take away their partner's autonomy and freedom. This inquiry looked at ways to better respond to the phenomenon of coercive control.
Report

Migrant and refugee women in Australia: the safety and security study

This is the first national study that captures the diversity of migrant and refugee women, including residency/visa status. It is also the first national study to ask specific questions about domestic violence and controlling behaviours related to the visa and migration status of women.
Report

2019 Churchill Fellowship to study service responses to women experiencing or escaping domestic financial abuse USA, Canada, UK

This report outlines the work of organisations and people responding to domestic economic abuse in the UK, USA and Canada. It includes observations about the potential relevance of this work to the Australian context, and includes some recommendations for Australia.
Report

Elder Abuse Prevention Unit year in review 2019–20

The Elder Abuse Helpline provides information, support, and referrals for older people and those who witness or suspect the abuse or neglect of an older person. This report outlines data collected during the 2019–20 financial year.
Literature review

Preventing the financial abuse of women: literature and desktop review

This document presents a review of the literature relating to existing approaches to addressing financial abuse of women. It explores how the issue of financial abuse is defined and discussed, maps a variety of interventions and programs in place to which respond, and prevent the...
Journal article

Change in prevalence of psychological and economic abuse, and controlling behaviours against women by an intimate partner in two cross-sectional studies in New Zealand, 2003 and 2019

This article explores changes in reported lifetime prevalence of psychological abuse, controlling behaviours and economic abuse between 2003 and 2019, and the past 12-month prevalence of psychological abuse by an intimate partner were examined.
Report

Experiences of coercive control among Australian women

Awareness of coercive control within the context of abusive intimate relationships is greater than ever before in Australia. This study examines the characteristics of violence and abuse reported by 1,023 Australian women who had recently experienced coercive control by their current or former partner.
Report

Who is most at risk of physical and sexual partner violence and coercive control during the COVID-19 pandemic?

This study shows that, consistent with what is known about patterns of domestic violence more generally, some Australian women were much more likely than others to have experienced physical or sexual violence and/or coercive control during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefing paper

Defining and responding to coercive control

This policy brief is designed to assist policymakers developing legal or policy and practice frameworks to prevent or respond to coercive control in relation to domestic and family violence.
Guide

Best practice guide for legal practitioners in relation to elder financial abuse

This guide is intended to assist legal practitioners to identify and address potential issues regarding elder financial abuse in the preparation and execution of wills and other advance planning documents.