Domestic Violence

Aboriginal mothers in WA jails discuss domestic violence in lives, as study finds ‘culture of fighting’

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“There was no way I was going to stand back and let a man flog me, so I gave just as much as he tried to give.” Nicolas Perpitch ABC Those were the words of Leonie, the pseudonym for one of 84 Aboriginal mothers in West Australian jails who were interviewed for a new report on the role of intergenerational violence in their lives. Almost 90 per cent of… Aboriginal mothers in… Read More »

‘Time to stand up’: Nicholls introduces domestic violence bill

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The LNP has introduced a private member’s bill to crack down on domestic violence offenders in Queensland. Felicity Caldwell Brisbane Times The bill comes after the murder of Gold Coast mum Teresa Bradford by her estranged husband while he was on bail. Her funeral was… ‘Time to stand… Read More »

Gold Coast domestic violence: ‘The floodgates are open’

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Three years ago the Gold Coast Community Legal Centre in Southport dealt with 60 domestic violence cases. In 2016 that number was 890. Tony Moore Brisbane Times That is not just a tripling, or a quadrupling, or a 10-fold increase in domestic violence reports on the Gold Coast. It is a 14-fold… Gold Coast domestic… Read More »

Can you be feminist and pro-life? The question misses the point

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The Women’s March on Washington, attended by a crowd estimated to be about three times the size of Donald Trump’s inauguration, carried with it a powerful, global message for women’s equality and human rights. Rachel Hirsch ABC The spirit of women’s solidarity, however, was soon marred with controversy, on account of the reported exclusion from the march of pro-life women’s groups and pro-life women in general. The politics of the March… Can you be feminist and… Read More »

More police won’t necessarily lead to better outcomes on family violence – here’s what we need

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The Victorian government is recruiting more frontline police as part of a broader drive to tackle crime in the state. Marie Segrave, Dean Wilson and Kate Fitz-Gibbon The Conversation  Among the new recruits will be 415 officers specially trained to deal with family violence. The efforts to change attitudes and… More police won’t necessarily lead… Read More »

More domestic violence data needed ​to prevent deaths, says report

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Human Rights Commission calls for system to report, collect, analyse and share data on domestic or family violence deaths Helen Davidson The Guardian Australia must improve its national data collection on domestic and family violence to identify gaps in services and prevent avoidable deaths, the Human Rights Commission has said. In a report released on… More domestic violence data… Read More »

Here are six ways to achieve a truly ‘shared society’

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Theresa May has outlined her vision of a ‘shared society’. Frances Ryan The Guardian But truly creating this requires a major culture shift and money where it’s needed When Theresa May set out… Here are six ways to… Read More »

Don’t let new money for family violence fool you – community legal centres have been gutted

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The conservative victory in the non-profit public advocacy sector has not been in simply making it leaner, but also in making it meaner The Guardian Chris Atmore It is accepted wisdom that would-be winners of vast fortunes should be careful what they wish for. As the story goes… Don’t let new money for… Read More »

Western Australia: half of reported domestic violence harm caused by 2% of offenders

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Report commissioned by WA police found the youngest of 707 ‘worst offenders’ was 12 years old, and 35 were under 15 The Guardian Calla Wahlquist More than half of the harm caused by domestic violence offenders in Western Australia was perpetrated by just 707 people, according to a report commissioned by Western Australian police. The report, by the Cambridge Centre for,,, Western Australia: half of reported… Read More »

Dodging domestic violence leave shows this government’s opinion of women

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Why should pollies do anything about saving lives when wearing ribbons is so much cheaper? Brisbane Times Andrew P Street Domestic violence is one of those things for which governments of all levels and sides like to express their righteous condemnation, provided that it’s done in cost-effective ways like wearing ribbons and making empty statements to the media. For conservative governments in particular, their zeal… Dodging domestic violence leave shows this… Read More »

Coag: Victoria and Queensland push for new laws on family violence leave

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Two states urge leaders at Council of Australian Governments meeting to make domestic violence leave a workplace entitlement The Guardian Katharine Murphy Victoria and Queensland have launched a concerted push to convince all jurisdictions, state, territory and federal, to agree on concrete measures to help victims of family violence. The two states will urge leaders gathering in Canberra for… Coag: Victoria and Queensland push for new laws on… Read More »

What the domestic-violence makeup show tells us about women’s rights in Morocco

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For the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, state TV aired a lesson in applying concealer to facial bruises. The Guardian Samia Errazzouki Why did anyone think this was a good idea? Makeup tutorials have been big business for… What the domestic-violence makeup show tells us… Read More »

Domestic violence also has an economic penalty – we need to tackle it

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While Australia has a national conversation on domestic violence, some of the harms of this violence remain in the shadows. The Conversation The ways violence degrades women’s financial status and access to economic resources are particularly poorly recognised. Our research provides evidence for what many… Domestic violence also has an economic… Read More »

Domestic Violence Also Has an Economic Penalty

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Australia’s social safety net is not doing nearly enough to counter the economic harms of domestic violence, according to researchers Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis from Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety in this article which first appeared in The Conversation. Pro Bono Australia While Australia has a national conversation on domestic violence, some of the harms of this violence remain in the shadows. The ways violence degrades women’s… Domestic Violence Also Has an… Read More »

Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten unite against Indigenous domestic violence in bipartisan display

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Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Labor Leader Bill Shorten have linked arms with MPs from across the political spectrum to unite against staggering rates of domestic violence inflicted on Indigenous Australians. ABC Dan Conifer Politicians from both houses and major parties joined together on the forecourt of Parliament House in Canberra this morning. The bipartisan display was part of the… Malcolm Turnbull, Bill Shorten unite against… Read More »

FactCheck Q&A: what are the facts on funding for domestic violence legal services in Australia?

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The Conversation is fact-checking claims made on Q&A, broadcast Mondays on the ABC at 9.35pm. The Conversation Thank you to everyone who sent us quotes for checking via Twitter using hashtags #FactCheck and #QandA, on Facebook or by email. In response to a question regarding violence against… FactCheck Q&A: what are the facts on funding for… Read More »