The terms of reference need to cover schools, prisons, homes, hospitals, mental health facilities as well as disability support institutions.
Australia's record on women's rights is poised to come under scrutiny, including its treatment of Indigenous women and girls, sexual harassment and violence against women.
Advising women to "stay safe" is problematic because it transfers the responsibility for men's violence onto women, and distracts us from more difficult conversations.
We must do more to find alternatives to the increasing use of imprisonment to address women's health and social problems, write Paul Simpson and Tony Butler.
There are four significant drivers of crime that must be addressed to reduce the victimisation and incarceration rates of Indigenous Australians, write Marcia Langton and Josephine Cashman.
The International Criminal Court is falling short on promises to prosecute sexual and gender-based violence, Professor Louise Chappell will argue in a public lecture on 9 October.
UNSW research is showing that the shock waves from violent crime have an economic impact far beyond the people directly involved.
We are in a time of warped moral development, and the failure to recognise the implications of forcefully punching someone in the face cannot purely be blamed on alcohol, writes Brandon Jack.
The attack on a fellow Jewish family of Bondi is alarming, but the response from the local community gives some comfort, writes Fergal Davis.
Australian women and girls with disabilities are twice as likely to experience violence and abuse as other women, new research shows.