Editor's note

Two in five Australian women will be physically or sexually assaulted at some point at their adult life. But while Australians are more aware that such violence is common, the results of a new survey show some worrying attitudes about the victims. Some 42% of Australians believe women lie about being sexually assaulted, while 31% said a lot of times, women who said they were raped had “led the man on” then had regrets. As Kristin Diemer and her colleagues write, attitudes are a barometer of socially acceptable behaviour, and need to change to ensure perpetrators are held to account.

Fron Jackson-Webb

Deputy Editor/Senior Health + Medicine Editor

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Two in five Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence. Jorge Flores

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Kristin Diemer, University of Melbourne; Anastasia Powell, RMIT University; Kim Webster, University of Melbourne

Australians are more aware of domestic violence and sexual assault than before. But a worrying proportion blame victims for abuse, think women are lying, and don't believe consent is always necessary.

Brisbane’s South Bank parkland isn’t exactly getting out in the wild, but experiences of urban nature are important for building people’s connection to all living things. Anne Cleary

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Anne Cleary, Griffith University

Moves to connect people with nature for both the conservation and health benefits point to the need for people to experience nature as they find it in the city, rather than only out in natural areas.

The big battery has notched up a year in operation, during which it has been widely hailed as a success. AAP Image/David Mariuz

Happy birthday, SA’s big battery, and many happy returns (of your recyclable parts)

Aleesha Rodriguez, Queensland University of Technology

A year ago, the world's largest lithium-ion battery began dispatching power to South Australia's grid. It has been a remarkable success but there are some concerns that have so far escaped scrutiny

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