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May 15, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Bolivia, Bulgaria, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Georgia, Guyana, Honduras, Ireland, Jamaica, Kenya, Liberia, Luxembourg, Madagascar, Mauritania, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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May 1, 2019, 7:53 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Brazil, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Kuwait, Mexico, Moldova, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-3

2.0
May 1, 2019, 7:50 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belize, Bolivia, Cambodia, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malta, Moldova, Norway, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, United States
Variables: SUICIDE-SCALE-1

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April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LBHO-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'It is unattractive for women to express strong opinions in public' 12% agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 16% of men and 8% of women agreed and 80% of men and 87% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'It is likely to cause problems if a woman earns more money than her husband' 27% agreed and 64% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 23% of men and 32% of women agreed and 69% of men and 59% of women disagreed (9).Regarding the question 'Women and men should generally get equal pay', 90% of the total sample agreed and 8% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 85% of men anf 94% of women agreed; 12% of men and 3% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'In the world as a whole, women are an oppressed group', 61% of the total sample agreed and 28% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 60% of men and 61% of women agreed; 33% of men and 23% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Women and men are equal', 77% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 82% of men and 72% of women agreed; 17% of men and 25% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question 'Creating more opportunity for women should be one of the world’s top concerns', 72% of the total sample agreed and 21% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 67% of men and 77% of women agreed; 26% of men and 16% of women disagreed (10).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A wife's first role is to look after her husband', 54% of the total sample agreed and 43% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 59% of men anf 49% of women agreed; 38% of men and 49% of women disagreed (9).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: MULV-PRACTICE-1

Regarding the question 'A woman's place is in the home', 12% of the total sample agreed and 84% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 13% of men and 11% of women agreed; 82% of men and 86% of women disagreed (9). Regarding the question 'Men should spend more time doing house work', 70% of the total sample agreed and 20% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 65% of men and 75% of women agreed; 22% of men and 17% of women disagreed (11).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-3

Regarding the question 'Who as a boss': a total of 18% (20% of men and 17% of women) agreed that they would rather a man, 11% agreed that they would rather a woman (8% of men and 15% of women), 68% agreed that they had no preference (69% of men and 67% of women) and 2% did not know (3% of men and 1% of women) (12).
April 4, 2019, 1:56 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-PRACTICE-2

Regarding the question It's good for women to make a career of their own' 92% agreed and 6% disagreed. Disaggregated by gender, 90% of men and 94% of women agreed and 7% of men and 4% of women disagreed (10). Regarding the question 'Which more intelligent': a total of 2% (4% of men and 1% of women) agreed that men are more intelligent than women, 87% agreed that both women and men are equally intelligent (85% of men and 88% of women), 5% agreed that women are more intelligent than men (4% of men and 7% of women) and 6% did not know (8% of men and 4% of women)...more
April 4, 2019, 7:45 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Kuwait, Malaysia, New Zealand, Norway, Qatar, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

1.0
April 4, 2019, 7:40 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kuwait, Malaysia, Maldives, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-2

0.0
April 4, 2019, 7:27 a.m.
Countries: Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belgium, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cambodia, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Macedonia, Mauritius, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, United Kingdom
Variables: MURDER-SCALE-3

1.0
March 26, 2019, 5:14 p.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

Australia's net responses to the Global Gender equality attitude by YouGov with an average score of 59, for men the score is 56 and for women is 63. Higher scores show progressive attitudes to gender equality (para 6).
March 21, 2019, 3:20 p.m.
Countries: Australia, Canada
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-2

"Some Canadian provinces provide leave for domestic violence victims, while Australia's Labor party leader Bill Shorten has promised paid leave for victims if his party wins the next election" (para 5).
March 21, 2019, 1:45 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Angola, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Burundi, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, El Salvador, Estonia, France, Guinea, Honduras, Indonesia, Ireland, Kenya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mauritania, Mexico, Moldova, Montenegro, Namibia, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, South Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland, Switzerland, Tanzania, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: GP-SCALE-1

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March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The legal age for consensual sex ranges from 16 to 18 by state" (p. 14).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Penalties for statutory rape vary across jurisdictions. Defenses include reasonable grounds for believing the alleged victim was older than the legal age of consent and situations in which the two persons are close in age" (p. 14).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-1

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape" (p. 12).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRCM-LAW-2

"The law criminalizes rape, including spousal rape… Maximum penalties range from 12 years’ to life imprisonment, depending on the jurisdiction and aggravating factors" (p. 12).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-LAW-2

"The law prohibits sexual harassment. Complaints of sexual harassment can lead to criminal proceedings or disciplinary action against the defendant and compensation claims by the plaintiff. The HRC receives complaints of sexual harassment as well as sex discrimination. The penalties vary across states and territories" (p. 12).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: AFE-LAW-1

"The legal minimum age of marriage is 18 for both boys and girls. A person between 16 and 18 years may apply to a judge or magistrate in a state or territory for an order authorizing marriage to a person who has attained 18 years, but the marriage of the minor still requires parental or guardian consent. Two persons younger than 18 years may not marry each other; reports of marriages involving a person younger than 18 years were rare" (p. 14).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: IRP-LAW-1

"The law prohibits citizens and residents from engaging in, facilitating, or benefiting from sexual activity with children overseas who are younger than 16 years and provides for a maximum sentence of 17 years’ imprisonment for violations" (p. 14).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-LAW-1

"The law prohibits violence against women, including domestic abuse" (p. 12).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: PRN-LAW-1

"All states and territories criminalize the possession, production, and distribution of child pornography. Maximum penalties for these offenses range from four to 21 years’ imprisonment. Federal laws criminalize using a “carriage service” (for example, the internet) for the purpose of possessing, producing, and supplying child pornography. The maximum penalty for these offenses is 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine of A$275,000 ($206,000), or both" (p. 14).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: LRW-LAW-2

"Maximum penalties range from 12 years’ to life imprisonment, depending on the jurisdiction and aggravating factors" (p. 12).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-DATA-1

"According to the government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency, the full-time gender pay gap was 14.7 percent" (p. 21)
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: ERBG-PRACTICE-1

"An independent review of the Victoria Police Department released in 2015 found workplace sexual harassment to be an endemic problem despite more than 30 years of legislation prohibiting sex based discrimination. The review found evidence of chronic underreporting with victims afraid of negative professional and personal consequences resulting from making a complaint" (p.13).
March 20, 2019, 7:36 a.m.
Countries: Australia
Variables: DV-PRACTICE-1, DV-PRACTICE-2

"A 2015 policy initiative to address domestic violence included A$100 million ($75 million) for federal and state government programs to provide support for victims, including funding for numerous women’s shelters. Police received training in responding to domestic violence. Federal, state, and territorial governments collaborated on the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-22, the first effort to coordinate action at all levels of government to reduce violence against women. In October 2016 the Third Action Plan 2016-2019 of the National Plan set 36 practical actions in six priority areas" (p. 12).