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Violence against women and their children affects everybody. It impacts on the health, wellbeing and safety of a significant proportion of Australians throughout all states and territories and places an enormous burden on the nation’s economy across family and community services, health and hospitals, income-support and criminal justice systems.

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ANROWS was established by the Commonwealth and all state and territory governments of Australia to produce, disseminate and assist in applying evidence for policy and practice addressing violence against women and their children.

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RP.14.17

Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement

Completed
May 2014

The National Research Agenda identified that a multi-jurisdictional comparison of legal and justice system responses across Australia is needed which identifies how the law can work in a holistic context to promote the safety of women and their children, as well as key elements of approaches that are effective in improving legal and justice responses to violence against women.


ANROWS, in consultation with a project Advisory Group, and led by the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research as part of the Queensland Government’s in-kind contribution to ANROWS, undertook a detailed analysis of legal provisions pertaining to protection orders across Australian jurisdictions.

The three overarching research questions drawn from the findings for the empirical research were:

  1. What are the perceptions of professionals and victims in the enforcement of domestic violence protection orders, including cross-border situations?
  2. What do professionals and victims perceive to be the facilitators of and barriers to protection order enforcement within and across borders?
  3. What are the perceptions of professionals and victims regarding information-sharing strategies, within and across borders, in the enforcement of protection orders?

The research used a mixed multi-method approach, combining insights from multiple data sets and multiple worldviews, to develop a better understanding of enforcement of protection orders.


Researchers

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research


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Publications

Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement: Key findings and future directions

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Publications

Domestic and family violence protection orders in Australia: An investigation of information sharing and enforcement: State of knowledge paper

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Presentations

ANROWS Inaugural National Research Conference 2016





Slides

Download Improving Legal & Justice slides Annabel Taylor

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Budget

$300,000 (max.)

Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2014 core grant round.

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