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Out of Character? Legal responses to intimate partner homicides by men in Victoria 2005–2014

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DISCUSSION PAPER Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria, 2016 Over a 10-year period (2002–2012) in Australia, 488 women were killed by an intimate partner or ex-partner. These homicides are the extreme end of a continuum of violence against women and children in families. Domestic and family violence (hereafter referred to as family violence) has become the focus of increasing...

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...

More than third of sexual assaults, homicides linked to domestic violence, ABS data shows

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ABC News, Updated July 13, 20016 at 2:39pm More than a third of sexual assaults and homicides recorded in Australia last year were domestic violence-related, according to new figures released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS). The 2015 crime statistics also show that there were 21,380 victims of sexual assault across the country, a rise of 3 per cent on the previous year, and a six...

Above-Normal Death Rate Still Seen in U.S. Youngsters and Young Adults With HIV

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The Body Pro, February 25, 2016 Despite improved health because of better antiretroviral therapy, HIV-positive teens and young adults in the United States still have a 31 times higher death rate than youngsters the same age in the general population. Most deaths resulted from HIV-related conditions, and most deaths involved people with a low CD4 count, a high viral load, or not taking...

Data shows one woman is killed by her partner in Australia every week

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SBS, 23 Nov 2015 – Updated 25 Nov 2015 The latest data from the Australian Institute of Criminology says 47 women died from intimate partner homicide in 2011-12. That equates to one woman dying from intimate partner homicide every seven-to-eight days in 2011-12. On White Ribbon Day, Campaigners have called for a dramatic reduction in domestic-violence deaths and injuries, as 76 women have...

Rising Death Toll from Viral Hepatitis in Australia

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Hepatitis NSW, September 2015 On 14 September, the Kirby Institute released the HIV, viral hepatitis and sexually transmissible infections in Australia: Annual Surveillance Report 2015. And it made for particularly sobering reading. It is estimated that 690 people died from hepatitis C-related liver disease in 2014, which represents an increase of 146% from ten years earlier. The number of people...

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