Why Financial Abuse is Domestic Violence

Why Financial Abuse is Domestic Violence

While it is more well-known that physical and sexual violence within a family is known as domestic violence, a lesser known form, financial abuse, can be just as damaging. It involves access to money and finances being restricted, or taken away altogether, and it is...
Why Divorce Seems To Be Contagious

Why Divorce Seems To Be Contagious

Why is it that it seems like divorce is contagious among social groups? Is it because friends share similar pressures in life, or does one couple’s divorce allow others to consider doing the same? In the largest study available on the topic, researchers from...
Why You Should Consider a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

Why You Should Consider a Pre-Nuptial Agreement

A pre-nuptial agreement (known in Australia as a binding financial agreement) allows individuals to protect themselves financially with a prearranged, legally binding agreement between spouses.  It can designate certain current and future assets as individually owned...
New Zealand Passes Domestic Violence Leave Laws

New Zealand Passes Domestic Violence Leave Laws

New Zealand has passed new legislation which guarantees that the victims of domestic violence have paid leave while escaping an abusive partner. A new bill passed by the country’s legislature is intended to ensure that survivors are supported in the workplace...
Domestic Violence Risk in Online Health System

Domestic Violence Risk in Online Health System

Has the new online health system introduced by the federal government increased the domestic violence risk for already vulnerable families? Women’s agencies have raised very serious safety questions with the federal government’s new online health service, My...