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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health survey shows mixed outcomes

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 11/12/2019 A new report shows mixed health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with a reduction in smoking and improvements in how people feel about their health, but an increased proportion of people with chronic conditions causing significant health problems. The 2018-19 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey released...

More than 6,500 same-sex marriages registered in 2018

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27th November 2019 There were 119,188 marriages in Australia in 2018, including 6,538 same-sex marriages, according to data released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). James Eynstone-Hinkins, Director of the ABS Health and Vital Statistics Section, said 2018 was the first full year in which same-sex couples could marry after changes to the...

New report about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women’s experience of violence

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 19 February 2019 The extent of family and domestic violence experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women has been revealed in a new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report using previously unpublished data from the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey.  ABS Director of the Centre of Excellence for Aboriginal and...

New Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics Directory

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 19 December 2018 For the first time, sources of family, domestic and sexual violence statistics have been collated into a central directory by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The new ‘Directory of Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Statistics’ aims to improve the awareness and utilisation of family, domestic, and sexual violence...

ABS releases first national data on same sex marriages

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 27th November 2018 More than half of Australia’s same sex marriages were registered by women and more than one-third of same-sex married couples lived in New South Wales, according to new preliminary data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). A total of 3,149 same-sex weddings were held in Australia between 9 December 2017, when amendments to...

Recording of sexual assaults in Australia reaches eight-year high

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, June 28th 2018 The number of sexual assault victims increased by 8 per cent across Australia from 2016, reaching an eight-year high in 2017, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) today. ABS Director of Crime and Justice Statistics William Milne said that there were almost 25,000 victims of sexual assault recorded by police in...

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