Christian Porter on domestic violence.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Social Services Minister Christian Porter about the government's moves on domestic violence, his thinking on welfare reform and his support for making adoption easier.
Paid leave for victims of domestic violence is becoming the norm in Australia, but it needs to be part of a broader package of support measures.
By drawing on interviews with perpetrators and their ex-partners and police evidence, a common discrepancy in victim and perpetrator accounts of domestic and family violence becomes blatantly obvious.
More and more countries are passing femicide legislation. But work remains to make sure that the intent and purpose of these laws is communicated and enforced.
As the government and opposition seek strategies to address domestic violence, new research shows many young people are likely to blame victims and tolerate males behaving aggressively.
Part one of the ABC's Hitting Home provides an insight into the work of those responding to domestic violence on the front line – including police, courts, refuges, and a specialist forensic unit.
When adult children abuse their parents, feelings of parental love and responsibility coupled with shame and guilt often stop the parent from seeking help and protecting themselves.
Australia is poised to lead the world by demonstrating the kind of nationwide, cultural and structural change necessary to forever change the story of violence against women.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people experience family and sexual violence at rates similar to, or higher than, heterosexual women.
Merging the back-end operations of Australia's federal courts could have significant implications for the way in which resources are allocated to meet the needs of family courts and their clients.
Not only are women in regional and rural areas more likely to experience partner violence than their city counterparts, it's more difficult to leave and re-establish a new life.
Police are entrusted with enforcing the laws against domestic violence – the same laws that some are breaking in their own relationships.
It's not just a lack of access to healthcare that causes child mortality.
Momentum for reform to end domestic violence should not stop at the most dramatic expressions of abuse. Economic abuse can also contribute to a lifetime of struggle for women.
There is growing evidence indicating that violence against women may be the consequence of society's rigid and stereotyped beliefs about what it means to be a “real man”.
Police-worn body cameras could be a helpful tool for law enforcement in cases involving domestic violence. But they could also have unintended consequences.
Chris Brown may be denied entry into Australia due to his violent past. Is this political posturing, or genuine support for survivors of domestic abuse?
Australia needs to treat and respond to domestic violence as a serious crime threat with risk mitigation and crime management strategies.
A report on young Australians' attitudes towards violence against women highlights some worrying trends. But it's not all bad news.
Online support forums provide emotional help to domestic violence survivors in ways often missed by traditional public services.