A complaints system in which police investigate themselves is hardly likely to instil confidence in communities where police are regarded as the problem rather than the solution.
A Victorian woman claims police were negligent in failing to prevent breaches of protection orders against her ex-partner – a case that may open up new legal avenues in domestic violence cases.
Survival sex can be a viable option for women managing homelessness. It ranged from staying with men for a night or a woman remaining in a sexual relationship to avoid becoming homeless again.
Children who have witnessed the death of a parent at the hands of another parent will understandably suffer some serious consequences. Research has shown these children need and want to be heard.
A stand-alone offence of non-fatal strangulation would be difficult to prove and detract from the ways in which family violence victims are being failed in other policy areas.
The murder of a parent by their child, known as parricide, is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to better understand and prevent it.
An evaluation of a therapeutic foster care program has shown significant improvements in children previously thought too complex and challenging for foster care.
Are claims that intimate partner violence is the leading cause of death for Australian women aged 18-44 substantiated?
Providing paid family violence leave means we’re not asking victims to choose between accessing necessary support and financial security.
The Victorian government's new centre to prevent terrorist and lone actor attacks needs to fully understand the links between these types of attacks and violence against women.
Intimate partner homicides where there is no known history of violence are not uncommon.
Under recently announced Victoria Police changes, family violence will be investigated as major crime by specialised units.
Abolishing defensive homicide in Victoria was a mistake has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
New laws are often seen as an answer in tackling intimate partner violence, but our research shows it is not always the best response.
Psychological abuse of intimate partners is a public health problem, and is not well-regulated by the law.
Police sometimes misidentify victims as perpetrators – because the real perpetrator has misled them, or because the victim is not displaying "typical" behaviour.
In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
The review of the Australian family law system is welcome, but it should not waste precious time and resources on data that already exist.
The trial of the cashless welfare card, to control unhealthy spending in Indigenous communities, is being expanded partly due to emotive well-funded campaigns. Meanwhile, evidence is being ignored.