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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 hosts events as part of its knowledge transfer and exchange work, including public lectures, workshops and research launches. Details of upcoming ANROWS activities and news are available from the list on the right.



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.



To support the take-up of evidence, ANROWS offers a range of resources developed from research to support practitioners and policy-makers in delivering evidence-based interventions.


Technology-facilitated abuse: Self-reported perpetration by Australians aged 18+

This resource provides key statistics about the perpetration of technology-facilitated abuse (TFA) drawn from a nationally representative survey of Australians aged 18 years and over. 

The data has been drawn from Technology-facilitated abuse: National survey of Australian adults’ experiences (Powell et al., 2022), one of three research reports produced as part of the “Technology-facilitated abuse: Extent, nature and responses in the Australian community” project.

This resource sets out:

  • the number of Australians who have engaged in at least one TFA perpetration behaviour in their lifetime
  • the main subtype of TFA they engaged in
  • the percentage of perpetrators of TFA who were in a current or former intimate partner relationship with the victim
  • the percentage of perpetrators of TFA who had also experienced TFA victimisation
  • perpetrators’ main motivation for engaging in TFA.

This resource should be read in conjunction with the research report, which offers potential solutions to prevent, detect and dissuade TFA perpetration.



Suggested citation

Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety. (2022). Technology-facilitated abuse: Self-reported perpetration by Australians aged 18+ [Fact sheet]. ANROWS.

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