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.
Coercive control is a form of domestic violence based on a subtle but persistent form of emotional and psychological abuse.
Advocates say the recent quashing of Sally Challen's murder conviction brought attention to a hidden feature of domestic violence. But it may have also painted Challen as an unstable woman.
Sally Challen’s son David outside the Court of Appeal.
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Sally Challen, convicted of murdering her husband in 2010, will now face a retrial. A lawyer explains the legal significance of the ruling.
Women who have been victims of domestic abuse may experience depression, anxiety and substance abuse, among other psychological impacts.
There is a clear link between women who have experienced domestic violence and mental illness. This link needs to be better addressed in mental health services.
Morrison says the government has shown “the mettle to make the right calls on our nation’s security”.
The money includes $60 million - over the next three years - in grants for organisations to provide emergency accommodation for those escaping family violence.
Most victims of filicide are under 17 years old.
At least one child is killed by a parent in Australia every fortnight. The latest report from the Australian Institute of Criminology shows the nature of filicide in Australia.