The first research project we recently worked on culminated in a report examining whether the Family Violence Act 2016 (ACT) and its implementation is keeping victims of family violence safer or not. The article is entitled, ‘Review of the Implementation of the Family Violence Act 2016 (ACT), Canberra, ACT, and is authored by Lorana Bartels, Patricia Easteal, and Shannon Dodd (2021).
Professional stakeholders such as people working in the Justice sector or Women’s Services shared their experiences and observations about this important topic. To review the report’s findings, please click on the link below:
The second collaborative research project we worked on of late resulted in an article in the academic journal, ‘Journalism Practice’. In this project we compared if and how teaching journalists about family violence improved best practices for reporting in this field.
The article is called, ‘Teaching Journalists about Violence Against Women Best Reportage Practices: An Australian Case Study’, and was authored by Patricia Easteal, Annie Blatchford, Kate Holland, and Georgina Sutherland (2021). Discover the article’s conclusions by clicking on the link below:
Legal Light Bulbs worked on both of these publications with the aim of helping to improve the overall societal response to family violence. Each publication contains numerous recommendations for improvement on this critically important matter in our community.