Misidentification of domestic and family violence aggrieved/respondents in Australia
The Queensland Government has accepted Recommendation 16 and initiated ANROWS’s research in response to it. The proposed research, to be funded through the ANROWS core grant (jointly funded by the Commonwealth, states and territories) was supported by the ANROWS Board following discussions with Senior Officials who have responsibility for the implementation of policy and practice responding to violence against women, nationally.
The misidentification of the aggrieved and respondent in cases of domestic and family violence is of concern in most Australian jurisdictions. Therefore, the project will conduct a national desktop review of relevant policies and quantitative data on the use of protection orders and domestic and family violence-related charges where there are mutual allegations of violence. This will be combined with a deeper qualitative case study in Queensland.
Dr Heather Nancarrow, CEO, ANROWS
Kate Thomas, Senior Research Officer
ANROWS will partner with Sisters Inside to facilitate engagement with and support for women with lived experience of criminalisation in the context of misidentification of domestic and family violence aggrieved and respondents. A project reference group consisting of experts with relevant expertise will assist in providing national context for the findings from the research.
Funded by Australian Commonwealth, state and territory governments under ANROWS’s 2017 core grant round.