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4 in 10 Australians Think Women Lie About Sexual Assault

The results from the fourth National Community Attitudes Survey were released last week, uncovering that four in ten Australians think women lie about being victims of sexual assault.  

The survey is a federally funded initiative to understand how Australians perceive violence against women within their communities. The survey involved over 17,000 phone interviews with Australians aged 16 and over. 

We were joined by Dr. Kristin Diemer, a chief investigator in the national survey, to learn about the findings and her thoughts on how government funded campaigns are stacking up in the attempt to end violence against women.

The National Sexual Assault, Family and Domestic Violence Counselling Line – 1800 RESPECT – is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

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