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About 39.1% of Australians typically gamble on a monthly basis: most of them buy lottery products. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Pokies, sport and racing harm 41% of monthly gamblers: survey

Gambling has impacts on many aspects of life – including employment, income and wealth. The release of HILDA's latest survey provides more evidence to help inform decisions on gambling policy.
Adolescent family violence has detrimental effects on the health and wellbeing of families, and is surrounded by stigma and shame. shutterstock

Long ignored, adolescent family violence needs our attention

Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
Abused women were concerned that their pets may also be harmed by their abuser. (Shutterstock)

Fears for pets can put abused women at further risk

Concern for their pets' safety can lead women to delay leaving their abusers. Better on-site pet services in women's shelters would enable them to seek help without fear for their animals’ well-being.
There is a common misunderstanding that one particular Qur’anic verse perpetuates violence against women. AAP/Lukas Coch

Explainer: what Islam actually says about domestic violence

Islam’s position on domestic violence is drawn from the Qur’an, prophetic practice, and historical and contemporary legal verdicts.
Police across Victoria made it clear that family violence was considered to be ‘different’ to the primary investigative mandate of their work. AAP/Tracey Nearmy

More police won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes on family violence – here’s what we need

Police remain critical in the effort to tackling family violence in all its forms. But more than just a commitment to extra police and training is needed to improve outcomes for victim-survivors.

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