Research Documents

The work undertaken by the Domestic Violence Death Review Group has largely been on a voluntary basis. The generous sponsorship from various organisations and individuals has funded the creation of these documents.

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Deadly Pattern of Domestic Violence

The Red Rose Foundation is producing a short video on identifying the deadly pattern of domestic violence. On average, 2 women are murdered each week in Australia as a result of domestic violence. These deaths are described as the most predictable of all homicides. We hope the short video will provide increased awareness on recognising the signs of increased harm and risk. By learning and understanding the dynamics frequently present in abusive relationships, we as friends, family, community and service personnel, can support women and children to be safe. Ultimately we aim to help change the ending for victims of domestic violence. We are pleased to have the support of award winning Australian producer and director Megan Doneman and Channel 7 veteran journalist and newsreader, Kay McGrath. The 5-7 minute video will feature various people (including victims of domestic violence as well as those who assist victims of domestic violence), discussing the patterns leading up to and the possible preventions of domestic violence related deaths. This will be intercut with a classical ballet dance sequence depicting the various stages of a domestic violence relationship, from romance to the possible tragic end. It’s the ending we hope to change. We would greatly appreciate your support, please consider supporting our GoFundMe campaign below.

Domestic Violence. You need to know.

Information coming soon.

Staying Safe

Information coming soon.

Training Provided

Research Papers

Useful Links

The Red Rose Foundation will maintain strong links both nationally and internationally with individuals and groups who are also working towards the elimination of domestic violence related deaths.


DV Connect

Ending Violence Against Women Queensland

Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research


Safe Steps

No to Violence


Domestic Violence NSW





South Australia

Yarrow Place

Western Australia

Women’s Council for Domestic Violence Services WA

Northern Territory

Dawn House

Partner Services

Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence Inc

Training Institute for Strangulation Prevention



1800 Respect

Australia Women Against Violence Alliance

ANROWS – Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety

Our Watch

Australian Institute of Criminology

Australian Institute of Family Studies

WEAVE (Women Everywhere Advocating Violence Elimination)

Women’s Services Network

Australian Centre for the Study of Sexual Assault


National Domestic Violence Fatality Review Initiative

Training Institute for Strangulation Prevention

Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse

Dead Women Walking