The NCAS is a national survey which collects vital information about Australians’ knowledge of, and attitudes and responses towards, violence against women, and their attitudes towards gender equality.

  • Project dates: 2016
  • Research partner: Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety (ANROWS)
  • Research partner: The Social Research Centre
  • Grants and funding: Commonwealth Department of Social Services

The NCAS is a national survey which collects vital information about Australians’ knowledge of, and attitudes and responses towards, violence against women, and their attitudes towards gender equality. The NCAS is one of the key monitoring mechanisms for the National Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women and Their Children 2010-22.

The NCAS has a particular focus on the primary prevention of violence against women. It enables knowledge, attitudes and responses to be measured and monitored and provides information to guide action to reduce violence against women. As well as conducting high quality research, the project will communicate findings in an accessible way to practitioners and the community.  In this way the NCAS Project can help shape policy development, project and program planning, practice and further research.

The project will be implemented by a team of researchers including Professor Jennifer Morgan and Dr Kristin Diemer (the University of Melbourne), Professor Julie Stubbs (University of New South Wales) and Dr Anastasia Powell (RMIT University), along with research and project staff from the Social Research Centre and ANROWS.

Key People

Lead researchers

Dr Anastasia Powell

Dr Anastasia Powell

Senior Research Fellow

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National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS)

Professor Jennifer Morgan

The University of Melbourne

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National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS)

Dr Kristin Diemer

The University of Melbourne

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National Community Attitudes towards Violence Against Women Survey (NCAS)

Professor Julie Stubbs

UNSW

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