The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
Thousands of Australian men are sitting on waiting lists every year to get help to end their violent behaviour – even though behaviour change programs can reduce their likelihood of offending again.
Political parties should commit to supporting the evidence-based recommendations of decades worth of reports into family violence.
While there is still some way to go, media reporting of violence against women and children has improved markedly in recent years.
Adding to the trauma of a relationship breaking down, families can find themselves caught in a tangle of state and commonwealth laws.
To formulate better policy on family violence, we need to understand economic abuse.
Victoria's big-spending budget will fund education and services, but infrastructure is the big winner.
The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence put the pressure on banks to respond to economic abuse. Now the banks are taking the first steps.
Victoria's family violence system unintentionally protects male perpetrators by making them invisible and providing opportunities for them to avoid responsibility.
Mainstream family violence services must also become culturally sensitive and responsive so they too can provide services to Indigenous community members.
Children may endure family violence directly, or witness violence perpetrated on others. Both scenarios result in severe adverse effects for children in the short and long term.
Programs that aim to prevent violence against women through gender equality at work are facing opposition from leaders who don't see it as a workplace issue.
With incidence of elder abuse, mostly within families, on the rise, the government is looking for much-needed legislative measures to combat it.
I have been ringing Lifeline since I was 12 years old. I'm now 47, and I still call Lifeline around every Christmas – but for better reasons than before.
When adult children abuse their parents, feelings of parental love and responsibility coupled with shame and guilt often stop the parent from seeking help and protecting themselves.
Australia is poised to lead the world by demonstrating the kind of nationwide, cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women.
Can the Queensland government's domestic violence reforms address the heightened risk involved in leaving an abusive or controlling partner?
We’ve heard promises to act on domestic violence too often before. But a new Queensland plan offers public accountability measures – which could finally turn rhetoric into real action.
Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence will today hear how the health system can better respond to partner abuse, with the help of trained professionals and broader, government support.