Social Issues

41% of Australians Believe Women Make Up Sexual Assault Allegations

Posted on: Wed 5 Dec 2018

In the last week, results from the 2018 National Community Attitudes towards Violence against Women Survey have shown that 1 in 4 Australians believe women lie about being victims of sexual abuse.

Dr Kristin Diemer, Senior Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, joins Breakfast’s Zoe Kounadis to discuss this alarming statistic and more.


1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.


Produced by Zoe Kounadis

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