Online and abused
A new research project is aiming to better understand the extent, nature and impact of rising tech-facilitated abuse.
More seeking family violence support
More women are turning to online or telephone support for family violence during the second COVID-19 lockdown, while more men are also seeking help for abusive behaviour.
Strength in survival
The way we depict women who have experienced domestic violence needs to shift from the stereotype of broken and cowering, to reflect their strength and bravery, too.
Revenge porn skyrockets
Coronavirus has meant more time at home, more time online and more image-based abuse.
High-risk online gamble
COVID-19-enforced shutdowns of pubs, clubs and casinos could push high-risk gamblers to shift their habit online.
Tearing down the stereotypes
Gender competence in healthcare can be a powerful tool in improving women's wellbeing – particularly mental health.
Combating gender-based violence
Examining the similarities and differences between Australian and Brazilian policies towards gender-based violence.
A glaring gap in Australia's migration system is failing victims of gendered violence.
When parents kill
A study reveals that filicide is a regular occurrence in Australia, not a rare one.
Counting intimate partner homicides
Better access to data is desperately needed to better understand the phenomenon in order to prevent it.
Gender equality: it's everyone's business
We need to think about the problems that men and women face not as competing priorities but as part of the same toxic social problem.
Early childhood and the nature of nurturing
A new framework focuses on the psychological needs and mental health of mothers so they can provide adequate care.
The leading threat to women's safety
Men’s violence continues to threaten, restrict and harm the lives of Victorian women at alarming levels.
Falling short on family violence
Despite having a code of practice in place for investigating incidents, police duty failures are all too common.
Murder in the family
The killing of a parent by his or her child is a relatively uncommon form of family violence. We need to know much more about it to prevent it.
All talk, no action on family violence
The Turnbull government's budget has failed to match its expressed desire to take violence against women seriously.
When photo-sharing turns criminal
AFL footballer Dane Swan is the latest victim of illegal photo-sharing. It's believed one in five Australians have had images of them distributed without their permission – and that's most likely an underestimate.
Anti-terrorist centre needs focus on family violence too
The Victorian centre's effectiveness will be muted unless it includes experts on violence against women.
From 'no pokies' to 'some pokies'
Nick Xenophon has backed away from the “no pokies” policy that characterised his earlier approach to gambling reform.
A welcome pivot on family violence
Police are now treating perpetrators as seriously as terrorists and murderers.
Victoria should rethink defensive homicide
Scrapping the offence was a mistake and has left the law inflexibile in dealing with homicide offences.
Coercive control laws not the right path
New law is often seen as an answer in tackling intimate partner and family violence, but our research shows it is not always the best response.
Assumptions fail some victims of family violence
Police can misidentify victims as offenders because the real perpetrator has misled them.
Tackling intimate partner homicide
At least one woman a week is killed by a man in Australia. A new research project aims to find pathways to prevention.
Associate Professor at Monash Sustainable Development Institute and the Faculty of Law
Head of Gambling and Social Determinants
Professor of Sociology
Manager of the Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre
Professor of Criminology
Associate Professor of Criminology
Research Officer, Global and Women's Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine
Conjoint Professor of Criminology
Emeritus Professor, Department of Social Work
Associate Professor, Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Director, Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Senior Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Sciences
Professor of International Relations and Director, of the Gender, Peace and Security Centre
Research Fellow, Criminology
Finkel Professor of Global Health and Director of Global and Women’s Health, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine