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National Committee on Violence

The National Committee on Violence was established as the result of a joint agreement between the Prime Minister, the State Premiers and the Chief Minister of the Northern Territory at a meeting held in December 1987. The Committee's establishment was announced by the Federal Minister for Justice, Senator Michael Tate, in October 1988. The Committee's Terms of Reference required it to examine a number of issues, including:

  • the contemporary state of violent crime in Australia
  • related social, economic, psychological and environmental aspects.

The secretariat for the Committee was located within the Australian Institute of Criminology in Canberra.

National Committee on Violence publications