Abusive Partners Using Kids As Threats

Abusive Partners Using Kids As Threats

A new study has found that during separation or divorce, abusive partners are four times more likely to threaten harm to or removal of the kids of the relationship. “When we look at the separation process, we know that women are at an increased risk of violence and...
Males Usually Domestic Violence Offenders

Males Usually Domestic Violence Offenders

The latest Australian Bureau of Statistics report on recorded crime by offenders shows that males are overwhelmingly responsible for domestic and family violence, with the most common offence being an act to cause injury. In the five jurisdictions where data was...
Does Australia Need Clare’s Law?

Does Australia Need Clare’s Law?

Should Australia adopt Clare’s Law? Clare’s Law was passed in the United Kingdom and rolled out in March 2014, named after Clare Wood who died in 2009 at the hands of her violent, abusive boyfriend. The law allows the police to disclose information about a...
Technology Abuse Is Domestic Violence

Technology Abuse Is Domestic Violence

Make no mistake about it – technology abuse is domestic violence. It’s a newer form of abuse, but when misused, technology can be as dangerous as more traditional forms of domestic violence. When we hear the words domestic violence, we immediately think of...