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To examine the impact of family violence, which had occurred before, during and or after parental relationship breakdown, on post-separation decision-making and arrangements as viewed by children and parents.
This research project sought to discover parents’ and children’s perspectives on:
Since the brief included considering the impact of the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) 2006 (Cth), the research sought views from parents and children from 1995 to the present time to enable a comparison to be made between the period prior to the introduction of the amendments and the period afterwards.
DEFINITION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
This research included domestic violence and/or child abuse.
Aspects of family and domestic violence included 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.
 Sources of protection and safety when violence occurs.
The research design included a number of different data strategies aimed at collecting data first-hand from parents and children who had experienced parental relationship breakdown, with and without family violence. The data collection strategies comprised:
SCOPE / TARGET POPULATION
The four target populations identified were:
DATA AVAILABILITY / DISSEMINATION
Free publication accessible via the Attorney General's website. Additional requests for data can be made to the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department.
Family Violence and Family Law in Australia vol 1
Family Violence and Family Law in Australia vol 2
Collection commenced: 2009
Other details: n/a
OTHER DIRECTORY DATA SOURCES HELD BY THIS AGENCY
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (IRIS)
Community Legal Services Information System (CLSIS)
Shared care parenting arrangements since the 2006 Family Law Reforms: report to the Australian Government Attorney-General's Department
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