Domestic Violence

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

Money - The Guardian

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

Domestic Violence - The Guardian

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

Domestic Violence - Bisbane Times

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

Domestic Violence - The Guardian

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

Make up - The Guardian

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?

Domestic Violence - The Conversation

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 »

Domestic violence leave is a must across the nation: Palaszczuk

Domestic Violence - Brisbane Times

Domestic violence leave needs to be introduced across the nation, Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has urged. Brisbane Times Felicity Caldwell Speaking at a White Ribbon Day breakfast on Friday, Ms Palaszczuk said it was important for people to be able to say to their employer: “I need some time to get my life in order. I need some time to look after… Domestic violence leave is a must across… Read More »

ACT Law Society urges ongoing funds for legal aid to help vulnerable Canberrans

Domestic Violence - Canberra Times

The ACT Law Society has renewed pressure on the federal government to reverse harsh cuts to the legal aid sector to ensure continued access to justice for vulnerable and disadvantaged Canberrans. The Canberra Times Megan Gorrey President Sarah Avery called for ongoing funding for community lawyers on Friday as Attorney-General George Brandis​ launched the ACT Women’s Legal Centre’s domestic violence program, to help victims navigate the family law system. The federal government signalled nationwide cuts of… ACT Law Society urges ongoing funds for… Read More »

White ribbons must become real measures to address domestic violence scourge

White Ribbons - SMH

Wearing a white ribbon today is a potent symbol marking your opposition to domestic violence but changing our industrial relations system is the practical measure addressing this scourge on society. SMH Ros McLennan Already Queensland employers, with government and union support, are introducing ground-breaking leave provisions to provide meaningful practical help to those suffering violence and abuse. Shockingly, 67 women have been killed by… White ribbons must become real measures to… Read More »

Domestic violence charges double as awareness grows

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Family violence-related charges have doubled in the ACT in the past two years and the territory’s first Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence has warned: “It will get worse before it gets better.” The Canberra Times Georgina Connery As groups prepare for White Ribbon Day on Friday, Yvette Berry said the sharp rise in charges laid for family violence crimes was “confronting”, but attributed the rise to increased reporting rather than a spike in violence. “There is ... Read More »

State acts as one in five apprehended domestic violence orders breached

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Domestic violence perpetrators will no longer be able to use the excuse that they did not understand the law, with the NSW government removing complex legal jargon from new apprehended domestic violence orders. SMH Rachel Browne It comes after research from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research showed one in five apprehended domestic violence orders are breached, equating to almost 7700 breaches a year. The new plain-English orders, to be introduced next week, will be… State acts as ... Read More »

Comment: Two Good – making a difference to the lives of women and children in refuge

Two good men - SBS

Domestic Violence New South Wales CEO Moo Baulch talks about the reach and impact the Too Good initiative has had on women and how little things can make a big, big difference. SBS Moo Baulch Rob (Caslick) from Two Good and I met a couple of years ago now. He came to us with a brilliant and… Comment: Two Good – making a difference to… Read More »