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Russian politician introduces bill to decriminalise domestic violence - ‎20 hours ago‎
The Russian politician who introduced the nation's anti-gay "propaganda" law is now attempting to decriminalise domestic violence. Yelena Mizulina has introduced legislative amendments to reduce the punishment for spousal or child abuse to a ...

Alleged domestic violence victim convicted after helping partner breach protection order

The Canberra Times - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
An alleged victim of domestic violence has been convicted after she took out a protection order on her partner and then allowed him to live with her without reporting it to police, a court has heard.

Mandatory reporting of domestic violence may deter victims from seeking help, support groups say

ABC Online - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
He suggested family violence legislation be amended to impose a statutory obligation on service providers to contact police if they suspected any client, not just children, was affected by family violence. The head of counselling service SHE, Alina ...

Forum tackles hard truths on abuse - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
About 30 people came together for last Thursday's Nepean Domestic Violence Network domestic violence forum, held in the Penrith Library Theatrette on July 21.

Burdekin region crying out for a domestic violence centre

Townsville Bulletin - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
Though recently released statics have shown a 23 per cent decrease in the number of domestic violence protection order breaches compared to the same time last year, Mr Last said he had growing fears regional communities, like the Burdekin, were missing ...
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Jessica Kupsch inquest: Coroner urges mandatory reporting of domestic violence

ABC Online - ‎Jul 24, 2016‎
"In my view it is important to emphasise that obligation by statutory amendment to impose a positive duty upon persons and entities that are aware, or become aware, of domestic violence, to report that to police," he said. He said the evidence showed ...

NSW highway patrol officer pleads not guilty to string of domestic violence charges

ABC Online - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
A highway patrol officer in far west New South Wales has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges relating to alleged offences in May.

Camden Cats say no to domestic violence

Wollondilly Advertiser - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
The Camden Cats AFL Club and the Camden/Wollondilly Domestic Violence committee have teamed up to fight against family abuse.

Domestic violence: don't put up with disrespect

The Advertiser - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
Data released this week in a discussion paper prepared by the South Australian State Government showed more than two-thirds of victims of domestic violence assaults are women and girls. More than half of attacks on women are committed by an intimate ...

Domestic violence: we have a responsibility

The Maitland Mercury - ‎21 hours ago‎
Maitland is also the 23rd worst local government area in the state for domestic violence assaults. It's great to see there are people in the community who are standing up and saying that this is not good enough.

Russian politician behind anti-gay law wants to decriminalise domestic violence

The Independent - ‎Jul 28, 2016‎
A Russian politician who introduced the country's anti-gay “propaganda” law has said she wants to decriminalise domestic violence, calling the current punishments "absurd". Yelena Mizulina introduced amendments which would reduce punishments for ...

Panels to keep women safe - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
NSW Government Domestic Violence Prevention Minister Pru Goward visited Blacktown last week to announce new areas in western Sydney that will receive funding under the Safer Pathway program.

Golf Tournament Benefits Domestic Violence Victims

WesternSlopeNow - ‎4 hours ago‎
More than 100 woman from across Colorado have made their way to the Western Slope, to take a swing at domestic violence. For the fourth year in a row, the Western Slope Triple Play Women's Golf Tournament, the only three day golf event in Colorado, ...
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Pru Goward announces Safer Pathway funding for Tuggerah Lakes Police Local Area Command - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Minister for Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Pru Goward, visited Wyong Police Station on Wednesday to announce Tuggerah Lakes LAC would be one of 21 new locations for the Safer Pathway program, after the government committed ...
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Nick Stevens' sentence cut sends wrong message, domestic violence campaigners say

ABC Online - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The "drastic" reduction in the jail term for former AFL player Nick Stevens sends a message to men that the community does not care about domestic violence, the head of Domestic Violence Victoria says. Stevens, a former player for Port Adelaide and ...

Jimmy Bartel says his domestic violence campaign is more important than anything he has achieved in the AFL

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
GEELONG superstar Jimmy Bartel says his work raising awareness about domestic violence is more important than anything he has achieved on the football field.

Home Cook: Arman Abrahimzadeh, domestic violence campaigner

InDaily - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
Since the killing of his mother Zahra by his abusive father in 2010, Abrahimzadeh has become a passionate advocate for the protection of women and children against domestic violence. As well as being the 2016 Young South Australian of the Year, he is a ...

'Hysterical feminism' isn't helping our fight against DV - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The last couple of weeks haven't demonstrated impressive progress toward tackling domestic violence - or having calm debate.
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SA's bid to tackle domestic violence - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
The paper suggests a disclosure scheme, based on a UK law, that would give certain people access to information about another person's domestic violence history. National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call ...

Get your free Bartel poster

Geelong Advertiser - ‎Jul 27, 2016‎
“Hey, I know it's terrible, it's not going to bother me by people asking or mentioning it, because what you've done is bring it up and that means people are starting the conversation and raising awareness around domestic violence,” Bartel said. Get ...