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
- Violence: directions for Australia (pdf 5.3MB)
Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra, 1990, scanned document
In this, the final report of the National Committee on Violence, the Committee identifies as far as possible the state of violence in Australia using all available statistical and information sources; reviews available research relating to the causes of violence; and makes 138 detailed recommendations concerning the prevention and control of violence. Each chapter is separately indexed
- National Committee on Violence monograph series
- Violence Today series
- Violence prevention today series
- Australian violence: contemporary perspectives : Papers from the First National Conference on Violence
- Australian violence: contemporary perspectives II : Papers from the Second National Conference on Violence