Community engagement

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Media coverage

Our team are frequently engaged by media for their evidence-based perspectives. Here is a selection of our opinion and commentary pieces published that provide information on key findings and critical analyses on the latest developments in GFV.


ABC Big Ideas with Paul Barclay - COVID-19 and domestic violence

Centre researchers Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Jude McCulloch, JaneMaree Maher, Silke Meyer and Marie Segrave spoke about COVID-19 and domestic violence for ABC show Big Ideas with Paul Barclay. The episode covers issues such as the increased invisibility of perpetrators as well as victims, current difficulties in accessing help, the important role of bystanders such as friends and neighbours during this time and the increase in the number of cases of family violence as well as in the level of violence itself. Our researchers ask, how do we keep domestic violence ‘in view' and, how can accountability be maintained?

Listen to the episode - COVID-19 and domestic violence - via the ABC website here.


Closure of the Senate Inquiry into Family Violence

Kate Fitz-Gibbon spoke with Radio Adelaide Breakfast hosts Tom Mann and Zoe Kounadis about the closure of the senate inquiry into Family Violence. Listen here, 22 May 2020.

Family violence and the bystander role during COVID-19

Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre Director Kate Fitz-Gibbon and Deputy Director Silke Meyer spoke to Women's Safety NSW about family violence and the bystander role during COVID-19. Watch the videos made by Women's Safety NSW below.

Monash GFV monthly digest

Check out our monthly digest where we share our Centre activity, opportunities and the latest news and developments in the MGFVPC space. You can join our mailing list for this monthly digest or follow us on Twitter for the latest updates.

Responding to the Royal Commission

The Victorian Government issued a report in 2017 acknowledging the important work conducted under the CRAF review by our researchers. It states,

The redeveloped Framework will address recommendations from the Royal Commission, the Coronial Inquest into the Death of Luke Geoffrey Batty, and the Monash University review of the current Framework, as well as supporting other key whole-of-system reforms.

For more information, read the full Victoria State Government report.