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Coercive control laws must come with more education
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Coercive control laws must come with more education

Coercive control requires a careful response to protect the victim-survivor from further harm and prevent the offender from inflicting it. Education is key to achieving this goal.

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Lack of police training could stymie success of coercive control laws: experts
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Lack of police training could stymie success of coercive control laws: experts

Melinda Graczol, a solicitor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions, said she supported making coercive control a crime, but it needs to be underpinned by “education and culture change” for police.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons and Amelia McGuire
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Victim deliberately hit by car, others suffer fractured ribs but no police protection

Brian Codd, in charge of the Queensland Police Service’s domestic violence command, only received an “extremely disturbing” report about officers this week, despite a review being conducted last year.

  • by Cloe Read
When Kathryn left her ‘very controlling, very evil’ partner, she faced hurdles at every turn

When Kathryn left her ‘very controlling, very evil’ partner, she faced hurdles at every turn

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  • by Holly Thompson
The poignant message behind East Melbourne’s newly opened ‘purple’ public garden

The poignant message behind East Melbourne’s newly opened ‘purple’ public garden

Of all the public gardens that have been established in the city, the Family Violence Memorial is the first to have been fashioned as a “political intervention”.

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Qld police officer tells assault victim ‘focus on being a good mother’, inquiry told

Qld police officer tells assault victim ‘focus on being a good mother’, inquiry told

Another woman was turned away multiple times from reporting a DVO breach because of police staffing issues.

  • by Cloe Read
Casuals, part-timers will get full paid domestic violence leave in new scheme

Casuals, part-timers will get full paid domestic violence leave in new scheme

Casual and part-time employees will be able to access the full 10 days of domestic violence leave under a new entitlement the government is putting to parliament.

  • by Katina Curtis
Qld police blamed disabled assault victim for ‘wanting to find a boyfriend’: inquiry

Qld police blamed disabled assault victim for ‘wanting to find a boyfriend’: inquiry

Another woman said police spent more time talking to her alleged abuser about rugby than the domestic violence matter she accused him of, an independent inquiry has heard.

  • by Cloe Read
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Coercive control offence to attract seven years’ jail under draft NSW law
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Coercive control offence to attract seven years’ jail under draft NSW law

Controlling what someone wears and who they see, limiting access to money, and incessant texting and calls are behaviours that constitute coercive control.

  • by Lucy Cormack