Domestic violence has significant costs to the community and this project will have national benefits by identifying effective policy directions.
Australian Research Council (Discovery Grant)
Through a combination of textual analysis and interviews with key policy makers, the research is documenting the history of public policy responses to domestic violence in Australia for the past 20 years and analysing the range of approaches and their implications over this time. The project will provide better understandings of the ways in which domestic violence policy has developed over time and, in doing so, provide assistance to state, territory and federal governments in formulating future policy in this area. Various peer-reviewed journal articles have been published from this research and a book will be published in 2011.
Key RMIT researchers: Suellen Murray