Request For Reports From Males Experiencing Domestic Violence From Another Partner

Jason English made this Freedom of Information request to Australian Federal Police

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Jason English

Dear Australian Federal Police,

What are the figures from males experiencing domestic violence from another partner within the years of 2012-2016? I am a student from Swinburne University currently investigating this topic for an assignment.

Yours faithfully,
Jason English
Swinburne University

FOI, Australian Federal Police

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Dear Jason

The Freedom of Information Act provides for persons to obtain access to a "document" of an agency, however, section 15(2)(b) states that persons need to provide sufficient information concerning the "document" to enable the agency to identify it. In this case you have not provided enough detail to identify the relevant documents.

In addition, although section 17 provides for access to information which could be easily retrieved and collated from a database, in this case, it is not possible to easily search for that kind of data given the broad nature of your request.

The Australian Bureau of statistics provides for information on domestic violence at:

You might wish to contact that agency about your request.


Tel +61(0) 2 6131 6131

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