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Experts from Scotland who led push to criminalise coercive control give evidence to Australian committee

Scotland has laws that are considered the “gold standard” for protecting women and children from coercive control and they have caught the eye of Australian politicians. Coercive control is when patterns of abusive behaviours are used by one person to dominate and control another in a relationship. It usually happens gradually and can involve things… Read more »

Coercive control is a new term for an old problem. Should it be illegal?

There are no bruises or broken bones that show they’re being assaulted, or that their lives are at risk. Instead, its victims are subjected to controlling behaviour from their partner, restricting access to money, where they go and who they meet, even telling them what to wear. Its survivors often fear this type of partner… Read more »

Alleged Alice Springs murder victim identified as leading anti-domestic violence campaigner

A 46-year-old woman allegedly murdered in an alleged domestic violence incident in Alice Springs last week has been identified as an anti-domestic violence campaigner. WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this article contains an image of a person who has died. In a statement, the Tangentyere Women’s Family Safety Group confirmed… Read more »