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

ABC Online - ‎17 hours ago‎
A highway patrol officer in far west New South Wales has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges relating to alleged offences in May.

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 ...

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 ...

Panels to keep women safe

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎14 hours ago‎
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.
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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 ...

Get your free poster

Geelong Advertiser - ‎11 hours ago‎
“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 ...

Domestic violence victims are disappearing from homeless statistics

The Guardian - ‎12 hours ago‎
Despite the stories about refuges closing down and local authorities that lack the funds to provide a safe place to those fleeing domestic violence, there has been a 13% fall in the number of people accepted as homeless because of that reason since 2009.

Domestic violence concern

The Recorder - ‎16 hours ago‎
Port Pirie's good work in highlighting the problem of domestic violence could be spurring a greater number of reports of such behaviour.

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.

Shocking Facebook group exposed

NEWS.com.au - ‎Jul 25, 2016‎
The page gained attention after writer and commentator Clementine Ford shared some of the images on her Facebook page in the hope of exposing the men involved in writing or supporting the page's most vile posts.
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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 ...
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SA's bid to tackle domestic violence

NEWS.com.au - ‎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 ...

'Hysterical feminism' isn't helping our fight against DV

dailytelegraph.com.au - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
The last couple of weeks haven't demonstrated impressive progress toward tackling domestic violence - or having calm debate.

UAE family matters: Are witness statements valid in cases of domestic violence?

The National - ‎3 hours ago‎
I filed for divorce on the basis of domestic abuse. In court the judge requested that I bring two witnesses. I have witnesses who are aware of the torture I am being subjected to.

Russian Lawmaker Proposes Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - ‎13 minutes ago‎
The Russian lawmaker responsible for the country's notorious "gay propaganda" law has proposed new legislation that would decriminalize domestic violence. Current Russian law prescribes prison sentences of up to two years or a fine of up to 40,000 ...

Domestic violence reporting up 40 per cent on Gold Coast

ABC Online - ‎Jul 16, 2016‎
The number of people reporting domestic violence to police has increased by 40 per cent on the Gold Coast since a dedicated police taskforce was set up in the wake of public killings.
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Did Aroldis Chapman Give A Bad Domestic Violence Answer, Or Was It Translator Error?

Deadspin - ‎16 hours ago‎
Aroldis Chapman held his first press conference with the Chicago media as a member of the Cubs this afternoon, and immediately overshadowed his debut by being dismissive of a question about the domestic violence allegations that saw the MLB suspend ...
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“I am so happy that it is all finally over,” she said.

Herald Sun - ‎Jul 21, 2016‎
Arguing Stevens shouldn't get a bigger sentence because of his high profile, Judge Murphy questioned whether the case wasn't the perfect way to send the message that domestic violence was not okay. Ms Keating said Stevens had a clean criminal record ...
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8-year old and man killed in domestic violence incident

Good4Utah - ‎15 hours ago‎
UPDATE: Salt Lake City police said the shooting appeared to be a murder suicide and weapon used was an improvised firearm. SALT LAKE CITY (ABC4 Utah) - An eight-year old boy became a victim during a domestic violence incident at his home.
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