A ragged COAG meeting has ended with a split over a new competition agreement and public swipes at Malcolm Turnbull and his government.
The Turnbull government has announced it will strengthen the law relating to family violence.
Pornography is having negative impacts on children and young people. And increased sexual violence among children is only the tip of the iceberg.
Australia is now having a national conversation on domestic violence. Yet the way violence degrades women's financial status remains in the shadows. Much more needs to be done.
Has the Coalition government cut $35 million from frontline legal services for victims of domestic and family violence?
Violence against women is a national priority, and Aboriginal women are disproportionately affected. This must be reported on appropriately in the media.
Coercive and controlling behaviour is a crime – police now need to join the dots to save women at threat from partners.
Research shows the vastly different ways the two newspapers approach this important issue.
A study being launched today by Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety confirms the serious impacts of intimate partner violence.
The way evidence and testimony is used in court makes it very hard to prove a relationship is coercive.
While potentially helpful in resolving extraordinary cases, an over-reliance on CCTV images to tell 'the truth' risks perpetuating certain myths regarding violence against women.
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
The uneven provisioning of poker machines across Victoria may be contributing to the incidence of domestic violence in areas with many poker machines.
Research shows that many young Australians are not aware of appropriate boundaries in relationships. It's important that children are informed by research rather than rhetoric.
Rates of child marriage increase among refugee communities, where rates of sexual violence are high and opportunities for families low.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
It's uncommon internationally for workers to have a statutory right to paid domestic violence leave, but things may be shifting.
Thousands of Australian men are sitting on waiting lists every year to get help to end their violent behaviour – even though behaviour change programs can reduce their likelihood of offending again.
A review of Sydney's lockout laws found the objective of reducing alcohol- and drug-related assaults and anti-social behaviour remain valid, and the measures introduced are achieving this.
The Archers's character may have been acquitted of attempted murder in the BBC radio show, but she now faces a battle over child arrangements.