Greater Brisbane


Australians’ attitudes to violence against women - national survey findings

September 2014 | Research papers


Australian Institute of Family Studies


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The National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey was developed by VicHealth in partnership with The University of Melbourne, the Social Research Centre and experts across Australia, and supported by the Australian Government Department of Social Services as part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010–2022.

This is the third survey of its kind, with the first undertaken in 1995 and the second in 2009.

The survey tells us that we have been able to challenge a culture that allows violence against women to occur. There have been sustained improvements since 1995 in a number of areas. However, there are other areas in which progress has been minimal, along with some concerning negative findings.



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