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Latham, Mark to the Minister for Education and Early Childhood Learning representing the Attorney General, and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence
  1. What is the Government and its domestic violence funded agencies (Domestic Violence NSW (DVNSW), White Ribbon and Our Watch) response to the findings of the December 2018 BOCSAR report 'Assessing the risk of repeat intimate partner assault' that the main drivers of "the risk of being re-victimised with an assault within 12 months" were socio-economic factors such as living in a poor suburb, low education attainment and having a disability?
  2. In light of the BOCSAR findings, do DVNSW, Our Watch and White Ribbon maintain that domestic violence is caused by "gender inequality" and "the patriarchy"?
  3. Is gender inequality a major cause of domestic violence?
    1. If so, are major professions in NSW that employ more women than men (the legal profession, GP doctors, vets, teachers and office managers) free of domestic violence?
Answer -

I am advised:
The December 2018 BOCSAR report referred to by the Member states that further empirical research is required to validate the predictive accuracy of its findings (see https:⁄⁄⁄Documents⁄CJB⁄2019-R eport-Assessing-the-risk-of-repeat-intimate-partner-assault-CJB220.pdf).
I cannot speak on behalf of independent non-government organisations. However, the overwhelming majority of incidents of intimate partner violence are acts perpetrated by men against women.

Question asked on 4 September 2019 (session 57-1) and published in Questions & Answers Paper No. 86
Answer received on 25 September 2019 and printed in Questions & Answers Paper No. 101