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This collection is used by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander 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.
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 family and domestic violence captured in the data are:
RELATIONSHIP TO DEFINING THE DATA CHALLENGE FOR FAMILY, DOMESTIC AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE (cat. no. 4529.0)
The summary table below is designed to indicate the amount of information available for each of the six elements outlined in Defining the Data Challenge for Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence, 2013 (cat. no. 4529.0). This is a subjective assessment made by the ABS about the data collected and is not an indication of data quality.
The following tables provide a detailed analysis of the availability of specified data elements in the data source. The data items have been grouped into four counting units:
3. Incident/Event; and
Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit.
Note: The data definitions and specifications are currently being reviewed by a data collection working group convened by the department.
SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
All Indigenous Australians serviced by the ATSILS, regardless of gender or age.
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.
Not routinely published.
Collection commenced: 2004–05
Breaks in series: No
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY 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
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