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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.


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.

Michele Robinson


Michele Robinson has extensive experience in building knowledge partnerships and developing strategies for the translation, application and exchange of research evidence to reduce domestic, family and sexual violence. Michele has provided strategic advice to Australian and international governments and peak bodies on legal, policy and practice initiatives to prevent and respond to domestic, family and sexual violence.  

Michele’s work has included initiating and leading legislative and policy reviews of Queensland’s domestic violence legislation resulting in important reforms to include non-spousal violence and enhanced protection for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women. Michele’s achievements in legislative change have been supported by her expertise in knowledge translation, including managing the impact of changes to state and federal legislation on domestic violence and bridging the gap between agencies implementing legislation and domestic and family violence service providers. These practical skills have been enhanced by more than a decade of governance experience guiding organisations, including Women’s Legal Service (Qld), through legislative reform processes and an ever-changing funding landscape.

For the last five years in her role as the inaugural Director of Evidence to Action at ANROWS, Michele has led a multidisciplinary team who have had considerable impact on policy and legislative reform in the areas of coercive control, improving police responses to domestic and family violence, and at the intersections between child protection and domestic and family violence services.

Michele has a Masters of Social Science and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Queensland.

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Contact ANROWS

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

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