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This report presents the findings of the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs inquiry into Australia’s family law system, and recommendations to improve its response […]

IJC Research Brief 19 provides new insights into Indigenous women’s offending by examining previously unpublished police and court data for the period 2010-2012. While there are differences across the selected […]

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This brief outlines some of the promising efforts to reduce Indigenous family violence in Australia and internationally, including both government and community initiatives, as well as support mechanisms and measures […]

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Publishers: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare; Australian Institute of Family Studies, Resource Sheet, 37

Research in Australia as in other colonised societies has linked a collapse of traditional Indigenous institutions and roles to contemporary patterns of destructive behaviour, such as heavy alcohol consumption by […]

Publishers: Australian Law Reform Commission, ALRC Reports, 133

In 2017, the Attorney-General of Australia launched an inquiry into the reasons for over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres St Islander people in prison in Australia. The Law Reform Commission developed […]

Publishers: The Australian Law Reform Commission, ALRC Reports, 133

This is the summary of the final report produced into the over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres St Islander people in prison in Australia. The Law Reform Commission developed recommendations for reforms, […]

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This study explored a range of factors that could account for the 50 per cent increase in the adult female custody population in NSW between 2011 and 2017. Of these, […]

Indigenous women remain overrepresented among defendants before courts and in prison populations, while being underrepresented on community corrections orders. Data and literature on the patterns and practices of sentencing of […]

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The Sentencing Spotlight examines sentencing outcomes for choking, suffocation or strangulation in a domestic setting offences under s 315A of the Criminal Code (QLD) finalised in Queensland courts between 2016-17 […]

The Man Box is the first study that focuses on the attitudes to manhood and the behaviours of young Australian men aged 18 to 30. It involved an online survey […]