Domestic, family and sexual violence in Australia: an overview of the issues

Parliament of Australia, RESEARCH PAPER SERIES, 2014–15

Contents include:

  • Defining violence against women
  • Prevalence
  • Risk factors
  • Alcohol and drug use
  • Child abuse
  • Pregnancy and separation
  • Younger women
  • Indigenous women
  • Women living in rural and remote areas
  • Women with disabilities
  • Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Financial stress
  • Reporting
  • Attitudes to domestic, family and sexual violence
  • Police responses
  • Social and economic costs
  • Homicide
  • Health
  • Children
  • Homelessness
  • Economic
  • Government responses
  • National plan to reduce violence against women
  • Funding

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