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Domestic Violence Laws To Get Tougher

Domestic Violence Laws To Get Tougher

Victorian men and women found guilty of breaking family-violence orders or trying to strangle their partners will be slapped with mandatory jail sentences under a new Coalition plan, as the scourge of domestic abuse emerges as a battleground election issue. The...
How Technology Is Used To Commit Family Violence

How Technology Is Used To Commit Family Violence

Almost all Australian women in domestic and family violence situations have suffered technology-facilitated abuse, according to Australia’s eSafety commissioner. In 98 per cent of cases, current or former partners have employed technology to abuse, harass, control or...
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...
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...