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Our research

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.


News and events

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.

Louise Hicks


Louise is a seasoned company secretary qualified in law and accounting who has worked in both listed and unlisted environments over a 25-year career.

She has considerable diverse industry experience and previously served as general counsel and company secretary for companies in the resources, materials, transport and civil engineering sectors. Louise presently works as company secretary for several private and not-for-profit organisations. She has a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Economics and is a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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PO Box Q389, Queen Victoria Building NSW 1230
Phone: 61 2 8374 4000
| Email: enquiries@anrows.org.au

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