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Why this Gladstone woman wants to shine a light on domestic violence

ABC Local - ‎17 hours ago‎
Gladstone Women's Health Centre manager Tash Fee said hundreds of women a year came to the centre as victims of domestic violence. "More so recently since I guess the veil has been taken off the domestic violence issue," Ms Fee said. "We're getting ...

Police link Cunnamulla domestic violence spike to south-west Queensland drugs crackdown

ABC Local - ‎21 hours ago‎
Police in south-west Queensland say they have seen an increase in domestic violence incidents since a large drug operation in Cunnamulla last month.

The blind spot in our domestic violence crisis - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Across the sector, Australia wide, there are a number of small grassroots organisations, local charities and foundations, medium sized networks and even special projects of larger charities which do critical domestic violence and homelessness work ...

Domestic violence isn't about men V women - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
We've shifted from recognising domestic violence as a growing epidemic, a hideous modern scourge and an atrocious issue that must be addressed, lost our footing and re-labelled the game, “Blame”.
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Who's making money from domestic violence

Courier Mail - ‎Feb 7, 2016‎
University of Wollongong sociologist and academic on domestic violence Michael Flood withdrew from speaking at the summit after realising its cost.
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Ex-Olympian to argue self-defense in domestic violence case

Yahoo News - ‎2 hours ago‎
Picabo Street is facing three counts of misdemeanor domestic violence in the presence of a child and one count of misdemeanor assault.
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The NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy Is A Joke

Vocativ - ‎1 hour ago‎
This week, the NFL introduced a policy as part of new measures they are taking to combat gender-based violence. The policy focuses on the NFL Scouting Combine and Draft, which will now ban players with criminal convictions for domestic violence, sexual ...
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Saoirse Ronan backs Hozier charity single in domestic violence campaign

Belfast Telegraph - ‎8 hours ago‎
The song's lyrics offer an insight into an abusive relationship, shining a light on the cycle of justification often perpetuated in domestic violence incidents, which public health experts say controls the abused, shames the victim, and shifts ...
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Justifying domestic violence

The Express Tribune - ‎4 hours ago‎
Anew study has revealed that over half of the teenage female population in Pakistan and India has twisted and misinformed notions about domestic violence. The report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNPF), “Sexual and Reproductive Health of ...

Memorial tree and plaque to remember Brisbane's domestic violence victims and surviviors

ABC Online (blog) - ‎Feb 10, 2016‎
Domestic violence victims are to be honoured by a permanent memorial at Emma Miller Place, the old Roma Street Forum. Jas Rawlinson and Bonnie Sims came up with the idea after we had that horror week of very public domestic violence incidents last ...

Domestic violence GPS tracking breakthrough gains traction

Australasian Lawyer - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
Not currently used for defendants of domestic violence charges but by defence lawyers looking to increase chances of getting bail while awaiting trial, the Bi-Lateral Domestic Violence prevention solution successfully launched in Europe and the US back ...

Staff shortage at Wilcannia women's refuge amid calls for greater investment in training

ABC Online - ‎22 hours ago‎
The domestic violence refuge at Wilcannia in far west New South Wales says it has lost half its staff in the past 18 months, and needs more skilled workers to meet increasing demand.

Oliver murders, 30 years on: crime led to stronger ACT domestic violence laws

The Canberra Times - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Although an Australian Law Reform Commission report into ACT domestic violence had been launched in 1984, reform campaigner and later Domestic Violence Crisis Service manager Dennise​ Simpson said the murders were a "shocking eye-opener" to ...

Book will show that it is possible to flee domestic violence - ‎Feb 8, 2016‎
The Bonnie Support Services executive officer, along with others, is working on a book which will profile women who have fled domestic violence situations to encourage others in the same situation. Ms Phillips said the book will share empowering ...

Not on our watch: Mimco turns 20 with domestic violence message

Sydney Morning Herald - ‎Feb 6, 2016‎
Artist Sarah Staunton knows the power of words. She has made a career from them. In Staunton's world, they can uplift, motivate and soothe - as evidenced by the typographic prints she creates in her business, Penheartspaper.
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Fargo police officer Jason Moszer shot during standoff with domestic violence suspect

Daily Mail - ‎12 hours ago‎
A Fargo police officer was shot during an eleven-hour standoff with a domestic violence suspect and is not expected to survive his injuries, police in North Dakota said early Thursday.

Awareness rally against domestic violence

Chandigarh Tribune - ‎2 hours ago‎
While talking to The Tribune, Child Development Project officer Inderjeet Kaur said, “Domestic violence cases against women are quite rampant here in the district.
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Domestic violence victims 'make up 36 per cent of demand for homelessness services'

ABC Online - ‎Feb 2, 2016‎
A study has found a link between domestic violence victims forced to leave their homes and homelessness, with 36 per cent of the total demand on the services made up by victims of family violence.

Valley in top 10 percentile for domestic violence

Clarence Valley Daily Examiner - ‎Feb 9, 2016‎
CLARENCE Valley Mayor Richie Williamson has thrown his support behind an initiative to tackle domestic violence in the region head on.

Lawrence cites $471m for child welfare, centre for domestic violence victims

Stabroek News - ‎16 hours ago‎
Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence yesterday cited the allocation of $471m for child welfare along with plans for a $40m centre for domestic violence victims and a strategy to get many of the homeless off the street as evidence that this ...