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4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2011  
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Contents >> Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (IRIS)

ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER LEGAL SERVICES, INDICATOR REPORTING INFORMATION SYSTEM (IRIS)


DASHBOARD METADATA
Geographic CoverageFrequencyData Availability
National
New South Wales
Victoria
Queensland
Western Australia
South Australia
Tasmania
ACT
Northern Territory
Regional
LGA
ASGC Remoteness
Other
More than annual
Annual
2-4 yearly
Less than 5 yearly
Once only
Ad hoc
Detailed publication / report publicly available
Data cubes / spreadsheets publicly available
Agency annual report
Customised data - free upon request1
Customised data - charged consultancy1
Not published - may be available on request1
Not publicly available
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact

Data custodian: Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department

Contact: Indigenous and Community Legal Services Branch

Address: 3–5 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600

Telephone: 02 6141 6666

Facsimile: n/a

Email: ILASReporting@ag.gov.au

Internet: http://www.agd.gov.au

Publications

Not routinely published.

Purpose

This collection is used by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Legal Services (ATSILS) throughout Australia to report against targets for determining service delivery, as required under the contract for services with the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department.

Description

This system is specific to Indigenous Legal Aid Program and current service providers. It is not available to the wider public.

Collection Type

Administrative by-product

Family and Domestic Violence related content (data items collected)

Data Item
Victim
Secondary victim
Offender
Demographics
Age
Sex
Indigenous Status
Disability
Country of Birth
Language spoken
Employment
Education
Income
Geography
Other
Personal data item
Services used / referrals to services
counselling
legal
financial
housing

crisis
other







Reason for referral refusal





Health factors
pregnancy
alcohol use / substance use
mental illness



FDV-related perceptions
satisfaction with police response
seriousness/ regarded as criminal
whether problem in neighbourhood
feelings of safety / fear
Prior history of victimisation / offending
Known outcome
application for violence order
violence order issued
offender charged
offender went to court
offender found guilty
offender sentence type
child protection involvement
time off work / economic costs
medical treatment received / type
changed routine
other











Law type
Other personal data items
Data Item
Incident
Location
home
workplace
school/place of education/institution
public place
other






(not specified)
Relationship between parties
married/de facto spouse
current / former partner/boyfriend/girlfriend
parent-child
sibling
other member of household
other relatives
relationships of personal or financial dependency






Weapon use
type of weapon
Alcohol involved
Substance use involved
Physical injury sustained
type of injury
Reported to police
reasons for not reporting
Other


Definition of Family and Domestic Violence

Family and Domestic Violence is not specifically defined in IRIS. In practice, IRIS captures information as it relates to Domestic Violence Orders so State/Territory legislative definitions are reflected indirectly in the data.

Aspects of FDV captured in the data are:

  • Physical abuse

Relationship to Conceptual Framework for Family and Domestic Violence (Cat. No. 4529.0)

Conceptual Framework Element / Sub-element
Amount of Information Available
None
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental Factors
Individual pyscho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Understandings and acknowledgments of risk and safety
Incident
Responses
Informal responses
Formal system responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation

Collection methodology

ATSILS provide an electronic data file quarterly to IRIS. No manipulation of the data is undertaken. The receipt of the ATSILS files is automated however the import into IRIS is a manual process.

Note: the data definitions and specifications are currently fixed until the 30 June 2011 and is part of a Departmental review in response to the Shearer Report.

Scope / target population

All Indigenous Australians serviced by the ATSILS, regardless of gender or age.

Coverage

n/a

Geographic coverage and disaggregation

National

Data available for:
Australia

Frequency / Timing

Quarterly
Ad hoc – external reports are produced on request only, subject to any data protocol restrictions.

Collection history

Collection commenced: 2004-05

Breaks in series: No

Other details: n/a

Data availability / Dissemination

Access to data may be available upon request, subject to confidentiality. Each request will be assessed on a case by case basis to determine whether the information can be provided.

Other data sources held by this agency

Community Legal Services Information System (CLSIS)
Family violence and family law in Australia; the experiences and views of children and adults from families who separated post-1995 and post-2006.
Shared care parenting arrangements since the 2006 Family Law Reforms: Report to the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department.

Has this data source changed?
Contact the ABS to report updates or corrections to the information above.

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