This Inquiry report makes 12 recommendations to government to address dowry abuse in Australia.
This paper describes offenders charged with the murder or manslaughter of their child(ren) in Australia between 2000–01 and 2011–12 to examine the prevalence of risk factors documented in the literature among custodial parents, non-custodial parents and step-parents.
Australia has a rare opportunity to secure a common approach to family violence as part of the response to the banking royal commission. Our financial institutions should embrace it.
In August and September 2018, the Ministry of Justice sought feedback on a draft version of information sharing guidance for the family violence sector. The guidance document sought to clarify the rules around information sharing that were introduced under the Family Violence Act 2018. This...
This web page and associated resources lists all 227 recomendations from the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence.
An update for each recommedation is included on a linked page. The recomendations are seachable and also can be filtered by categories and the government departments...
There is considerable evidence of the impact of methamphetamine use on violent behaviour. This paper presents findings from a review of existing research on the association between methamphetamine use and domestic violence.
The National Community Attitudes toward Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) is the world’s longest-running survey of community attitudes towards violence against women. Results from the latest survey are mixed; levels of awareness have generally risen but there are still areas of concern.
This project provides key directions for capacity building for workers and their organisations to work more competently in working with family violence. The focus of the project lay in understanding the work to be undertaken with fathers who use violence.
The Lookout is a place where Victorian family violence workers and other professionals in universal and mainstream services can find information, evidence-based resources and services to help them respond to family violence.
The Lookout has been developed by the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria...
Despite the growing incidence of family violence amongst Cook Islanders in Aotearoa New Zealand, practice interventions to support the safety and healing of Cook Islands victims, perpetrators and their families are promulgated from within western knowledge and theories of family violence. As well, these matters...
The overall aim of the Kainga Tu’umalie (Prosperous families) faith-based research project reported here, was to identify how Tongan indigenous cultural – faith approaches can mitigate the rampant effects of violence. This involved identifying and theorising Tongan cultural concepts in relation to Fofola e fala...
This report provides a literature review to identify existing family violence initiatives that specifically target men to improve their health and overall wellbeing.
This report documents findings from the National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) and considers them in the context of other related research. It has been written for an audience interested in greater detail about the concepts measured in the survey, survey findings...
This report has been written to document the methods used in the redevelopment of the survey instrument, data collection and analysis. It has been written for an audience with an interest in the detailed methodology used and assumes a knowledge of basic research and statistical...
The National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey (NCAS) 2017 reveals Australians’ knowledge of, and attitudes towards, violence against women and gender equality.
Using a representative sample of 17,500 Australians aged 16 years and over, the NCAS is the world’s longest-running survey of...
Findings contained in this research report indicate that police can influence the likelihood of further violence, victim satisfaction and wellbeing, and criminal justice outcomes for people involved in domestic violence cases.
In Australia, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner. Family violence is a ‘wicked problem’, deeply ingrained in our society, with no one simple solution. It damages the social and economic fabric of communities, as well as the mental and...
This project sought to understand the impact of this Child-At-Risk (CAR) electronic Medical Record (eMR) alert information sharing system on outcomes for women and children. This included understanding how staff responded to seeing Child-At-Risk alerts on a client’s eMR, the practices that were carried out...
Every 4.42 minutes, there is a care and protection notification in New Zealand. This paper discusses the context of family violence and uses findings from current research to prompt informed reflection, arguing that prevention of family violence in New Zealand is possible.
No To Violence undertook a grass-roots listening tour in areas of family violence high incidence across Victoria in September and October 2018.
Executive Summary Key Findings
During the Tour we found that our regional, CALD and mainstream practitioners consistently identified common pressure...