Coercive control

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Established to focus on developments in research, policies and actions since the Royal Commission into Family Violence, this collection includes of policy-relevant resources that relate to current and emerging issues in Australia and research, policy and evaluation relevant to the design and implementation of activities...
Submission

Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control

This submission is focused on two main areas: the experience of adults with disability and older people who are subject to coercive and controlling behaviours; and coercive control in family and ‘carer’ relationships.
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

Threat offences in Victoria: sentencing outcomes and reoffending

This report presents the first empirical analysis of 'threat offences' recorded and sentenced in Victoria, along with an analysis of the offending trajectories of sentenced threat offenders.
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

Experiences of domestic violence among women with restrictive long-term health conditions

This report describes the domestic violence experiences of women with restrictive long-term health conditions during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, using survey data collected in May 2020 from over 8,000 Australian women who were in a current relationship.
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.
Report

Accurately identifying the “person most in need of protection” in domestic and family violence law

When police are called to an incident of domestic and family violence (DFV), one of their tasks under DFV law is to determine whether a party is in need of protection from future harm. This research project focused on identifying areas of improvement in police...