A survey of Aboriginal community attitudes to domestic violence

Criminology Research Council grant ; (42/98-9)

The project is an examination of attitudes towards the phenomenon of violence. It looks particularly, although not exclusively, at domestic violence or family violence among Indigenous people. It is based on the responses to a set of questions posed to representative groups of Aboriginal people, most of whom live in communities on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula. While the survey concentrated on attitudes towards domestic violence, the project was not restricted to violence within the family setting because of the belief that domestic violence in Aboriginal communities cannot be properly understood if it is viewed in isolation from other forms of violence.