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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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“Never waste a crisis”: Domestic and family violence policy and practice initiatives in response to COVID-19

The National COVID-19 List: An Australian case study

Since December 2020, ANROWS has been working in partnership with the University of Melbourne on DAHLIA-19, an international research study exploring domestic and family violence service provision – and in particular, innovative practice – in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Two interim reports produced as part of the study are now available for download. “Never waste a crisis”: Domestic and family violence policy and practice initiatives in response to COVID-19” examines prevention strategies and responses to DFV in Australia in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic. The summary report examines Australian initiatives and incorporates interviews with 10 experts and a rapid review of available policy documents and reports covering service responses in the period up to 30 June, 2021.

The National COVID-19 List: An Australian case study focuses on the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia’s National COVID-19 List. The case study situates the introduction of the List among a wider context of the shift to online models ushered in by restrictions associated with the public health response to the pandemic. It also considers the List as one of a number of reforms currently taking place in the family law arena in Australia.

Both reports are also available through the DAHLIA-19 website.

 

 

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Authors

GEMMA McKIBBIN
University of Melbourne

CATHY HUMPHREYS
University of Melbourne

ESTHER GALLOIS
University of Melbourne

MICHELE ROBINSON
ANROWS

JENNIFER SIJNJA
ANROWS

JANICE YEUNG
ANROWS

REBECCA GOODBOURN
ANROWS


Suggested citation

McKibbin, G., Humphreys, C., Gallois, E., Robinson, M., Sijnja, J., Yeung, J., & Goodbourn, R. (2021). “Never waste a crisis”: Domestic and family violence policy and practice initiatives in response to COVID-19. ANROWS.

Sijnja, J., Robinson, M., Humphreys, C., & McKibbin, G. (2022). The National COVID-19 List: An Australian case study. ANROWS.

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