Researchers at Deakin University investigating Alcohol/Drug-Involved Family Violence in Australia surveyed a representative sample of 5,118 Australians and found that males accounted for between 11% and 37% of victims in incidents attended by police, 24% of intimate partner violence victims and 34% of family violence victims in the panel survey.
Yet previous governments have been unable to acknowledge or offer any services for these victims. Community Perceptions Report 2014: Family And Domestic Violence. Retrieved October 27, 2014, from - FDV Report v7 Halford, W. Dal Grande, E, Woollacott, T, Taylor, A, Starr, G, Anastassiadis, K, Ben-Tovim, D, Westhorp, G, Hetzel, D, Sawyer, M, Cripps, D, and Goulding, S. (2010) 'Relationship aggression, violence and self-regulation in Australian newlywed couples', Australian Journal of Psychology, 62: 2, 82 — 92, First published on: . 1999, Interpersonal Violence and Abuse Survey, September 1999, Epidemiology Branch, South Australian Department of Human Services, Adelaide. Homicide in Australia: 2010-11 to 2011-12 National Homicide Monitoring Program annual report. Retrieved August 21, 2015, from series/mr/21-40/mr23Heady, B, Scott, D, & de Vaus, D, 1999. Overall, for the 5 states and territories surveyed (SA, NT, WA, ACT, NSW), males made up 28.3% of victims (almost one in three).The Anglicare WA found that between 18 per cent and over 50 per cent of victims of domestic and family violence were male, depending on the kinds of violent and abusive behaviours surveyed.