QLD domestic violence protection extended

ELOISE LE GROS Queensland police officers will have the ability to act quicker and protect victims escaping domestic violence if a new amendment bill is passed this week in state parliament. The amendments to current legislation would allow … [Read more...]

Debunking the F word: threats against female journalists actually work

JULIA RUSE   *Editors note:  We sat on this story for a week before publishing.  The author expressed concern about the backlash she would receive if we published it.  We have since made the editorial decision to go ahead and publish … [Read more...]

QLD government cracking down on domestic violence

LACEE BUZZA With one in three women experiencing physical violence since the age of 15, it’s no surprise the Queensland government is weighing in on the issue. In a landmark announcement, the Queensland Government is set to implement all 140 … [Read more...]

Donated Nappies Helping Families in Need

SARAH DIONYSIUS Co-founder of The Nappy Collective Moran Dvir says nappy donations are making a world of difference to victims of domestic violence. The Nappy Collective is an initiative founded by a group of Melbourne mums whose goal is to … [Read more...]

Opinion: Abortion rights in Queensland need to change

SHAY LEDINGHAM If you’re seeking one, you’re probably trying to do the right thing. Perhaps the decision to get one has been morally agonising. Or it might have been comfortable and straightforward. Really though, the reason for getting … [Read more...]

Domestic violence: state laws to ‘ouster’ perpetrators from homes

SHAY LEDINGHAM Proposed legislative changes will help domestic and family violence sufferers remain in their homes, the state government says. The flagged amendments would make it mandatory for Magistrates to consider ‘ouster conditions’, … [Read more...]

Palaszczuk ‘changes language’ over violence against men

JAMES JUST Queensland Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk has recently said she will change her language on domestic violence after becoming aware of the impacts of violence against men. Ms Palaszczuk is hoping to start a new inclusive campaign … [Read more...]

Domestic violence support needed for migrant families

BENNET NICHOL Australia is renowned internationally for having a spirit of mate-ship, comradery and community support. Yet domestic violence still pervades our society; over 80 women die annually as a direct result of physical abuse at … [Read more...]

$100 mil to make women feel safer on the streets and at home

INGE HANSEN HOLLY WARE CARLY MADSEN   Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has today announced a $100 million funding package to deal with domestic violence in Australia. The package will focus on making women feel safer on the … [Read more...]

Can a black dot make a mark on DV?

MELANIE WHITING A new social media campaign is proving how much impact a little black dot can make in tackling an issue gripping the nation, domestic violence. Black Dot Campaign started as a Facebook page only two weeks ago but has now … [Read more...]