In Australia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians are three times more likely to experience sexual assault than non-Indigenous Australians with 12% of recorded sexual assaults in Queensland in 2016 being Indigenous, despite only making up 4% of Queensland population.
Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Personal Safety Survey 2016 & Recorded Crime – Victims, Australia, 2017. Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, 2018.
There is a clear over-representation of Indigenous Australians within sexual assault statistics and the Queensland Sexual Assault Network urges all community members and organisations to together work towards addressing these issues. For Indigenous Australians seeking sexual assault support, how to offer cultural inclusive support to survivors, we encourage you to reach out to Murrigunyah Cultural and Family Healing Centre.
Please see below a collection of resources.