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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...
Are Males Victims of Domestic Violence?

Are Males Victims of Domestic Violence?

While the statistics overwhelmingly show that women are usually the victims of domestic violence, male victims of violence are also speaking up to share their experiences. A battered boyfriend made to suffer at the hands of his “controlling” girlfriend has...
Is Domestic Violence a Workplace Issue?

Is Domestic Violence a Workplace Issue?

Is domestic violence a workplace issue, or is it just a social issue that has no bearing on the workplace? The Australian Human Rights Commission says that domestic and family violence is a workplace issue. Having domestic violence as a new protected attribute in...
What To Do If You Suspect Domestic Violence

What To Do If You Suspect Domestic Violence

What can you do if you suspect domestic violence is occurring in a loved one’s life? Domestic violence often happens behind closed doors, where the perpetrator tries to keep the victim isolated so that nobody else knows what’s going on. But if you do...