Ethical safeguards mean the effect of domestic homicide on children is rarely researched.
While it's important to protect vulnerable children from exposure to further harm, it's also important to give them a voice to speak about their own trauma from domestic violence.
This child and her mother found refuge at a women’s shelter, but many are unable to find the secure housing they need to escape family violence.
Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
Pauline Hanson incorrectly claimed women are frequently making up allegations of domestic violence in family courts.
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It seems the driving force behind this new inquiry is Pauline Hanson's unsupported claim women often make up allegations of domestic violence in family courts.
Hanson, who thinks men get a bad deal in the system, will be deputy of the new family law inquiry.
As the government starts its work on workplace change, it gave Pauline Hanson a win, for past and future favours, making her deputy chair of a joint parliamentary committee into the family law system.
Mitchell Brindley is the first person to be convicted under WA’s new laws against image-based sexual abuse.
New research has found that young women, Indigenous Australians and people with disabilities are the most frequent victims of 'revenge porn.'
Financial abuse can be misinterpreted as ‘sharing finances’, which can indicate a relationship in the criteria of the couple rule.
Tying Centrelink payments to a partner can trap women in violent relationships.
Violence against women is often represented as a timeless and universal phenomenon, creating the view the problem is too large to fix, or that only the worst abuses are worthy of attention.
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History shows that domestic violence has been deeply entrenched in the culture of Australia from its early days. Progress is only made by understanding this history – and talking about it.
In February, thousands of women marched in Mexico City to demand that President Andrés Manuel López Obrador do more to keep women safe. The protest sign featured here reads, ‘Don’t be indifferent.’
Mexico is the second most dangerous country for women in Latin America. Yet the new government is slashing funding for programs meant to protect and empower women.
Non-fatal strangulation can have serious health effects including memory loss, paralysis and miscarriage.
This week, Victoria has joined several other states and committed to introducing a non-fatal strangulation offence. This move will change the way domestic abusers are prosecuted.
A new book by ABC journalist Jess Hill is the result of four years’ investigation into the problem of domestic violence.
A new book scrutinises the social and psychological causes of domestic abuse, its terrifying consequences, particularly the impact on children, and the failure of our legal and social institutions to adequately respond.
People between the ages of 25 and 34 are the largest group of woman who find themselves homeless.
The largest group of homeless women is between the ages of 25 and 34, and family violence is most often the cause. Their stories testify to the dangers and stresses of not having a place to call home.
Albanese said the ALP as an organisation had the right to determine who joined.
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Albanese last week had Setka suspended from the party and will move for his expulsion when its national executive meets on July 5.
A new program in South Australia would offer housing for the perpetrators of domestic violence, allowing their victims to stay in the family home.
The SA government is trialling a new program that will provide accommodation and support services to the perpetrators of domestic violence – enabling women and children to remain in the family home.
The WA legislation draws heavily on Canadian and US models.
Western Australia is leading a legal shift across Australia that seeks to remove the legal and financial barriers that prevent women from leaving an abusive household.
Breaking down the numbers on animal neglect.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
Many behaviours associated with coercive control are not yet criminal in Australia, even though the impact on victims is profound.
New laws in the UK have led to convictions for a range of deplorable behaviours used to control partners in relationships. It's time Australia reconsidered introducing such legislation here.
Religious beliefs about hierarchical gender roles can influence attitudes towards family and domestic violence.
Women experiencing family and domestic violence within faith communities can face attitudes and practices that encourage them to stay in relationships with their abusers.
The Coalition government has rejected the Uluru Statement’s call for an Indigenous voice to Parliament, just one of many disappointments for Indigenous peoples.
Some of the Coalition government's initiatives on women and Indigenous issues have been more successful than others. Labor is promising much more.
Some men don’t realise their abusive behaviour constitutes domestic violence. This needs to change.
What's often missing from domestic violence responses are investments and strategies to stop men perpetrating violence in the first place.
Australia’s Senate inquiry was unable to report on the prevalence of dowry and dowry abuse in Australia. Data is sketchy and evidence anecdotal.
Rather than focusing on specific cultural practices, we need to concentrate on all forms of economic abuse as coercive control.