Australia first needs a better understanding of what coercive control is and how to respond to it. If law reform is rushed, victims will be put at risk.
New research shows women on temporary visas are trapped in family violence by a lack of financial support, safe accommodation, and the threat of their visa being revoked.
A concerning number of children in Australia have experienced trauma. Being more sensitive to what this means can help both the child and the teacher.
Frontline services report that more women are using online or telephone support for family violence during the second lockdown, while more men are also seeking help for abusive behaviour.
Accommodation providers are reporting huge increases in the numbers of people coming to them for help. They'd love to be able to use newly vacant rental housing, but it's not a lasting solution.
Planning is the most important phase in preparing to leave a violent relationship — and that includes financial planning.
New research finds frontline domestic violence workers are at risk of burnout, due to increased pressures around COVID-19.
The inquiry's final report is thin, adding little to what we already know about the scourge of family violence and missing a chance to demonstrate genuine commitment to combating it.
There's a real risk perpetrators of domestic violence will go 'unchecked' during the pandemic. But programs are coming up with innovative ways to monitor them and provide them with support.
Family violence issues are likely to be exacerbated by the COVID-10 pandemic. Lockdown can especially affect women and children who may wish to escape an abusive relationship or receive support.
New research shows Australian women living under new coronavirus regulations are in fear of their lives from abusive partners or former partners. Action must be taken now to stop it.
A home, a springboard, or a safety net? New research finds a surprisingly large number of Australians have lived in social housing since 2000, using it in several very different ways.
New research show a justice system designed to deal with adult perpetrators rather than children is inadvertently making matters worse.
Psychological abuse and controlling behaviours can be apparent before perpetrators murder their partners. So let's take these coercive behaviours more seriously and make them a crime.
Rather than only reacting on a case-by-case basis, we need to recognise the root of child neglect and abuse comes from social inequities.
The consequences of the parental alienation theory can lead to children getting a court order to visit or live with an abusive parent.
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.
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.
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.
Nearly one-quarter of young people surveyed said women exaggerated claims of sexual assault. This is only one reason why education on underlying values that lead to violence against women matters.