In addition to presenting updated Economic security, Education, Health, Work and family balance, Safety and justice and Democracy, governance and citizenship data, the February 2014 release of Gender Indicators, Australia, includes a podcast of a recent conversation between Ms Elizabeth Broderick (Sex Discrimination Commissioner from the Australian Human Rights Commission) and Dr Paul Jelfs (First Assistant Statistician, Social, Health & Labour Division at the ABS).
In the podcast, Commissioner Broderick outlines some of the main areas of gender differences including the disparity in retirement savings between men and women and how unpaid caring impacts the lives of women. She also highlights the important role that initiatives such as the ABS Gender Indicators product play in informing policy makers, researchers and the larger community on Australia’s progress toward gender equality.
The 2012 Personal Safety Survey provides information about the nature and extent of violence experienced by men and women aged 18 years and over since the age of 15. It includes their experience of sexual assault, sexual threat, physical assault and physical threat. It also includes information about their experience of this violence by different types of male and female perpetrators (including current partner, previous partner, boyfriend/girlfriend or date, other known man or woman, and stranger).