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Women on temporary visas vulnerable to family violence

Only a fraction of women on temporary migrant visas who are at risk of family violence are accessing the services available to protect them, a new report suggests.

Arts & culture

Long ignored, adolescent family violence needs our attention

Family violence and youth justice have been subjected to an intense focus in Australia in the past year. Reviews have revealed the failure to provide effective responses to these issues.

Law
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Elder abuse report ignores impact on people’s health

The good news is that Australia is doing something positive to improve the lives of our parents and grandparents. The bad news is we can no longer pretend there are golden years awaiting us all in old age.

Medicine & health
family violence

Victoria leads the way on family violence, but Canberra needs to lift its game

Today marks one year since Victoria’s Royal Commission into Family Violence released its seven-volume report and recommendations. These set out a blueprint to transform responses to, and prevention of, family violence.

Arts & culture
White ribbon

Monash earns reaccreditation as a White Ribbon workplace

Following a rigorous review, Monash University has been reaccredited as a White Ribbon workplace in recognition of the ongoing investment into addressing violence against women and improving safety, respect and gender equality.

University news

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

The Victorian government is recruiting more frontline police as part of a broader drive to tackle crime in the state. Among the new recruits will be 415 officers specially trained to deal with family violence.

Law
Dr Fitz-gibbon

Specialist family violence courts across Australia would improve women’s safety: research finds

As Monash University marks White Ribbon Day, a Monash criminologist argues a stronger commitment to specialist family violence courts nationally would improve women’s safety and perpetrator accountability.

Arts & culture
CRAF review

Survey to shape Victoria's response to family violence

Monash University is urging professionals across the state to help shape the way Victoria responds to family violence. The University was commissioned by the Victorian Government to review the state’s...