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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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Spotlight on gender and trauma

RMIT’s Dr Kathryn Daley shares her research on the role of gender in how people respond to trauma at a Corrections Victoria panel today.

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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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Report reveals poor attitudes to violence against women

Australian attitudes to violence against women remain a serious issue and are indicative of institutionalised sexism, a report has found.

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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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Home help

Guy Johnson was only 24 and fresh out of university when he walked into his first boarding house to scenes that would change him forever.

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A matter of choice

Aaron has hopes and dreams. He dreams of being a dancer. He hopes to save enough money to go to Africa and to get his bathroom renovated.

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Cause and effect

Evaluating the effectiveness of non-government and government projects and programs is a minefield.

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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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