TagAustralian Bureau of Statistics

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...

Media release from SHINE SA: Teen Pregnancy

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SHINE SA, Issued: 25 May 2018 Following the release of the Australian Institute of Health and Wellbeing’s Report, that includes the latest figures on teen birth-rates, SHINE SA believes that a decrease in the teen birth-rate as indicated in the report, is a positive outcome from the study. “A decrease may reflect better sexual health information for young people including education in schools...

Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey Results

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Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), 15 November 2017 Should the law be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry? Of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 7,817,247 (61.6%) responding Yes and 4,873,987 (38.4%) responding No. Nearly 8 out of 10 eligible Australians (79.5%)...

Factsheet on the new The Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017

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The Equality Campaign, 18/09/2017 The Marriage Law Survey (Additional Safeguards) Bill 2017 was introduced into parliament (and passed) at the end of last week. Included as a part of the bill was a series of temporary measures to protect people from vilification, harassment or threats of harm during the current postal survey campaign. Also included as a part of the bill is a series of...

Reports of sexual assault reach six-year high in Australia

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Australian Bureau of Statistics, 13 July 2016 Reports of sexual assault have reached a six-year high on the back of a three per cent rise since last year, according to figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. There were 21,380 victims of sexual assault recorded by police during 2015. This was an increase of three per cent on the previous year, and the highest number of sexual...

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