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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is joined by Minister for Communications, Michelle Rowland, Minister for Social Services, Amanda Rishworth and Commonwealth Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commissioner Micaela Cronin. Dean Lewins/AAP

Albanese government flags measures to tackle online misogyny in the battle against violence towards women

The government will introduce legislation to ban deepfake pornography and devote $925.2 million over five years to establish permanently a program with those eligible able to receive up to $5000.
Enacting a coercive control offence in France would be a significant advance in the equality agenda, would help protect 213 000 women, 82 % of whom are mothers, and their 398 310 children co-victims of domestic violence. Yakobchuk Viacheslav/Shutterstock

Domestic violence: criminalising coercive control in France could bring more justice to victims

The concept of “coercive control” reframes domestic violence as an attack on human rights and resources rather than an assault.

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