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Social housing landlords use domestic violence as reason to evict victims – study

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Guardian Australia, Thu 13 Jun 2019 04.00 AEST Social housing landlords are evicting low-income domestic violence survivors because the abuse they suffer can be considered a “nuisance” breach under existing tenancy laws, a new study has found. Researchers from two universities analysed lease terminations data, nearly 100 state tribunal and court decisions, as well as case studies from housing...

One in six Australian women experience abuse before they are 15, data shows

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Australian Associated Press, Wed 5 Jun 2019 09.04 AEST Damning new data about Australia’s rates of domestic and sexual violence reveal that one in six women experience abuse before they are 15 and one woman is killed by her partner every nine days. Based on national population surveys and set against a backdrop of declines in overall violence, rates of partner violence and sexual violence have...

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Torres Strait Islander women has been revealed in a new Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) report using previously unpublished data from the 2014-15 National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Survey.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...

LGBTQ Homelessness Research Project: Final Report

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University of Melbourne / Swinburne University of Technology, September 2017 Whilst there is mounting evidence that the risk of and potential consequences of homelessness among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer or questioning (LGBTIQ) people are heightened compared to the general population, there has been limited systematic research in Australia to inform a more targeted...

‘Shocking’ number of Indigenous teenagers rate happiness at zero

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Guardian Australia, Wednesday 7 September 2016 12.30 AEST The Indigenous leader Tom Calma says he is “shocked” by a Mission Australia survey that found 10% of young Indigenous men and 5% of young Indigenous women rated their usual mental state as “very sad”, compared with just 1% of non-Indigenous people of the same age. The national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth Report 2016...

Over one-third of homelessness clients seek domestic & family violence support

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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 3 February 2016 Over one-third of adults and children seeking help from specialist homelessness services in Australia did so for domestic and family violence reasons, according to a new report released today by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW). The report, Domestic and family violence and homelessness 2011-12 to 2013–14, is the...

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