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Member highlight: Professor Guy Johnson

Australia's first Professor of Homelessness and leader of the UNISON Housing Research Program, Guy Johnson has been involved in the area of homelessness for two decades, initially as a practitioner and more recently as a researcher. He currently is the Coordinator of CASR's Urban Homelessness and Housing Research Program.

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My partner used child pornography

When Natasha’s husband arrived home flanked by two police officers, her life was thrown into turmoil. That was the moment she learned that her partner possessed child pornography. Natalie Walker is the founder of PartnerSPEAK, a support group for the family members of those who use child exploitation material. Despite having no funding, it has […]

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How can we stem the tide of online harassment and abuse?

Women and men are just as likely to report experiencing any form of digital harassment and abuse.

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Young Australians’ views on domestic violence are cause for concern – but also hope

A report on young Australians' attitudes towards violence against women highlights some worrying trends. But it's not all bad news.

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What’s in a name? Online child abuse material is not ‘pornography’

The continued use by politicians and the media of the term “child pornography” minimises the offence's seriousness. They are online child abuse material.

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Australians less likely to survive home ownership than Britons

Financial stress is more likely to cause Australians to drop out of home ownership. Why?

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The real reasons negative gearing on housing should be phased out

There are well-rehearsed arguments both for and against removing negative gearing from property.

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No means no: how resistance training for women can stop (some) rape

A Canadian study has found that university women participating in a rape-prevention program involving "resistance training" were significantly less likely to be sexually assaulted in the next year.

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The facts on Australian housing affordability

Housing affordability, high house prices and rents are attracting plenty of media attention right now.

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Everyday rape: let’s turn the spotlight on known perpetrators

Australia is at a critical juncture of increasing awareness and understanding of men’s violence against women. But one important type of sexual violence is often overlooked: acquaintance rape.

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Women’s personal experiences of violence should indeed incite Fury

Women sharing their accounts of violence against them, and its aftermath, can be powerful.

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Rape culture: why our community attitudes to sexual violence matter

Results from the National Community Attitudes Towards Violence Against Women (NCAS) 2013 Survey have been released today by VicHealth, and there is reason to be concerned.

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Gender, culture and class collude in violence against women

Anastasia Powell considers the role of class as a contributing factor in violence against women.

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Your home as an ‘ATM’: home equity a risky welfare tool

Perceptions of the family home have changed dramatically in recent years.

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Justice denied: the neglect of sexual assault victims with a disability

People with disabilities suffer higher rates of sexual assault than are seen in the broader community.

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Not just ‘safe sext’: Victorian parliamentary Law Reform Committee calls for change

I was absolutely mortified, horrified. Everyone had seen them … people would stop me in the street and recognise me.

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Turf war: pick your side and get outside with Google’s Ingress

Don’t read technology blogs? Then a new innovation in massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMPORGs) may be passing you by.

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Re-opening the prostitution debate: it’s time to make women safer

France is the latest European country to aim for a “society without prostitution”.

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