This research program was concerned with examining
family and domestic violence defined in a manner consistent
with the description applied in the National Plan to Reduce
Violence against Women and their Children (Council of
Australian Governments [COAG], 2011). However, one of
the studies involved, the Longitudinal Study of Australian
Children, assessed conflict between parents rather than DFV
(see detailed definition in section 2.3.1). In discussing these
findings, this report refers to inter-parental conflict (IPC).
When discussing findings about domestic and family violence
specifically, it refers to DFV.