New Tools To Tackle Domestic Violence

New Tools To Tackle Domestic Violence

The Liberal Coalition says that if it is elected in Victoria in November, Victoria Police will be given new powers to issue intervention orders on the spot in domestic violence situations. Currently police can only issue a temporary safety notice in domestic violence...
Should Domestic Violence Victims Sue For Negligence?

Should Domestic Violence Victims Sue For Negligence?

This week the Victorian Supreme Court refused an application by the State of Victoria to strike out a claim by Tara Smith* and her three children. Smith claims Victoria Police officers were negligent because they failed to prevent numerous breaches of protection...
How To Use Science To Prevent Divorce

How To Use Science To Prevent Divorce

If you’re thinking of entering into a serious relationship or contemplating marriage, you may be interested to know that science has come up with some accurate ways to predict divorce. These predictions have way higher accuracy than you might think — and the...
A New Ally In the Fight Against Domestic Violence

A New Ally In the Fight Against Domestic Violence

Victims of family violence have just picked up a new ally in the fight against domestic violence, and it comes from a perhaps unlikely source – real estate agents. When property manager Stephanie Dunn saw the fist-sized hole in the wall and locks fitted on the...
How To Survive Holidays After Divorce

How To Survive Holidays After Divorce

If you are newly divorced, then holidays after divorce can be hard. Old traditions can no longer be kept, you might be experiencing loneliness, and it might be difficult to accept your new life. Things will get better, but in the meantime, here’s how to survive...
State of Origin Night Leads to Domestic Violence Surge

State of Origin Night Leads to Domestic Violence Surge

Research has shown that big game nights, such as the State of Origin and World Cup games, lead to a domestic violence surge. Newly released data from the New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) spanning six years (2012-2017) have revealed a...