4533.0 - Directory of Family and Domestic Violence Statistics, 2013  
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Contact details
Purpose
Description
Definition of family and domestic violence
Relationship to Defining the data challenge for family, domestic and sexual violence (cat. no. 4529.0)
Family and domestic violence related content (data items collected)
Collection methodology
Scope / Target population
Coverage
Data availability / Dissemination
Publications
Collection history
Other directory data sources held by this agency

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

DASHBOARD METADATA

Collection typeGeographic coverageFrequencyData availability
  • Administrative by-product
  • National
  • More than annual
  • Not published - may be available on request1
[1] May be subject to release conditions

DETAILED METADATA

Contact details

Data custodianAustralian Government Attorney-General's Department
Contact Legal Assistance Branch
Address 3–5 National Circuit, Barton, ACT, 2600
Telephone02 6141 6666
Facsimile n/a
EmailILASReporting@ag.gov.au
Internethttp://www.ag.gov.au
PURPOSE

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.

DESCRIPTION

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

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:
  • physical abuse.

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.

Conceptual Framework
Amount of Information Available
Element/Sub–element
Some
Detailed
Context
Environmental factors
Psycho-social factors
Risk
Community prevalence
Community incidence
Incident/event
Responses
Formal responses
Informal responses
Impacts/Outcomes
Programs, Research & Evaluation
FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE RELATED CONTENT (data items collected)

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:
1. Context;
2. Person;
3. Incident/Event; and
4. Transaction.

Tables are absent from the entry in cases where the data source contains no data items which relate to the particular counting unit/s.

Context
Please note: This data source does not contain any data items relevant to this counting unit. Person

Data Items
Victim
Perpetrator
Secondary
Residential location
Age
Sex
Indigenous status
Disability status
Country of birth
Language spoken
Employment status
Education
Income
Socio-economic status
Mental illness
Other
Incident/event

Data Items
Available
Location of incident/event
Residential location
Workplace
Educational institution
Public Place
Other Location (not specified)
Relationship between parties
Current partner
Previous partner
Boyfriend/girlfriend/date
Parent
Child
Sibling
Other relatives
Other member of household
Personal/financial dependency
Other
Other Characteristics
Weapon used
Type of weapon
Physical injury sustained
Type of injury sustained
Pregnancy
Alcohol/substance use
Prior history of victimisation/offending
Change to routine
Time off work/economic costs
Perceptions of behaviour as criminal
Other (law type)
Transaction

Data Items
Available
Detection
Reported to police
Reasons not reported to police
Satisfaction with police response
Application for violence order
Violence order issued
Offender charged
Offender went to court
Offender sentence type
Child protection involvement
Formal support
Services used/ referral to services
Medical treatment/type
Counselling
Legal
Financial
Housing/accommodation
Crisis
Other (reasons for refusing referral)
Informal Support
Family/friends
Minister/priest
Telephone service
Other
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 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.

COVERAGE

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.

PUBLICATIONS

Not routinely published.

COLLECTION HISTORY

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