The findings are a stark reminder men’s violence against women is a national crisis and system reform is urgent.
Research suggests there are some differences between what drives women and men to commit filicide. This will help us make sense of such unfathomable crimes.
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.
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.
A motion passed in the Senate today, with the support of the government, places pressure on the Council of the Order of Australia to strip Bettina Arndt of her Order of Australia award.
Research shows familicides are almost exclusively committed by men and key risk factors include a desire for control, particularly in areas associated with masculinity.
The Australian government has committed funding to men’s behaviour change programs in the wake of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children – but what are they and do they work?