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When Transparency Can Be Deadly: Reporting of Identifiable and Locatable Personal Information in AAT Couple Rule Decisions that Involve Domestic Violence

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dc.contributor.author Sleep, Lyndal Naomi
dc.contributor.author Diaz, Luisa Gras
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-01T20:43:28Z
dc.date.available 2020-09-01T20:43:28Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.citation Sleep, Lyndal Naomi; Diaz, Luisa Gras. (2020). When Transparency Can Be Deadly: Reporting of Identifiable and Locatable Personal Information in AAT Couple Rule Decisions that Involve Domestic Violence. Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity: 8(1), 11-27. en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://griffithlawjournal.org/index.php/gjlhd/article/view/1181/1050
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11990/2033
dc.description.abstract This paper investigates the disclosure of identifiable and locatable details about domestic violence victim/survivors in publicly available Administrative Appeals Tribunal (‘AAT’) reporting of decisions. The researchers investigated the frequency and type of disclosure of identifiable and locatable details of women and children in situations of domestic violence in 27 publicly available AAT couple rule decisions. It was found that victim/survivors’ names were identified in 86.7% of decisions and 2120 times across all 27 decisions. This paper argues that the very high frequency of reporting identifiable and locatable details in AAT decisions is cause for alarm in situations of domestic violence. It poses serious safety risks to women and children during an already vulnerable time, and more care is needed in the reporting of these decisions. This paper recommends that the approach used in New Zealand, where names and addresses are obscured in all reporting of Social Security Appeals Authority Decisions, be adopted by AAT reporting in Australia as the only practicable way to ensure women’s and children’s safety in the context of domestic violence. (Author Abstract) en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Griffith Journal of Law & Human Dignity en_US
dc.subject Administrative Data en_US
dc.subject Courts en_US
dc.subject Location en_US
dc.subject Victims en_US
dc.subject Children Exposed to Violence en_US
dc.subject Privacy en_US
dc.subject Victim Safety en_US
dc.subject Domestic Violence en_US
dc.subject Family Violence en_US
dc.subject Judges en_US
dc.subject Case Management en_US
dc.subject Case Disposition en_US
dc.subject Personal Data en_US
dc.subject Personally Identifiable Information en_US
dc.subject International en_US
dc.subject New Zealand en_US
dc.title When Transparency Can Be Deadly: Reporting of Identifiable and Locatable Personal Information in AAT Couple Rule Decisions that Involve Domestic Violence en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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