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Domestic and family violence

Anti-violence groups have the solutions to protect women, and they don’t include an app

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th March 2021 -  Advocates say it’s critical that government seeks advice from the right places and the right people

We cannot address domestic violence without acknowledging financial abuse

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  What does this mean for banks and other financial service providers? Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank shares his insights.

The hairdressers on the frontline of the fight against domestic violence

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 9th March 2021 -  A new program is training hairdressers and barbers on how to help clients in domestic violence situations 

Community legal services fear they will struggle after Family Court merger

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th February 2021 -  Over 155 advocates from a range of professions are opposing the court merger 

The soaring cost of financial abuse

Contributor, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  What may look black and white can have many shades of grey, says Beyond Bank Australia financial crimes analyst Sharon Thompson.

Fight to criminalise coercive control ramps up

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  “It sends a very clear message to everyone in the community that coercive controlling behaviour is dangerous and intolerable,” an anti-domestic violence advocate says.

Crisis accommodation package for domestic violence survivors rolls out

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  But advocates say organisations have been waiting for months for the additional support 

Analysis

‘If you call 000 … I will send you back to your country’: How COVID-19 has trapped temporary visa holders

Contributor, Thursday, 24th September 2020 -  New research shows women on temporary visas are trapped in family violence by a lack of financial support, safe accommodation, and the threat of their visa being revoked, write Naomi Pfitzner and Marie Segrave.

Opinion

Addressing economic insecurity is key to preventing family violence

Stella Avramopoulos, Monday, 21st September 2020 -  If we don't link our response to family violence with the economic insecurity that women face, we are failing to provide an environment where women can leave violent relationships and remain safe, writes Stella Avramopoulos.

Opinion

Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

Cathy Humphreys, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The Australian government’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments need to be recognised as crucial tools for preventing domestic and family violence – and need to be maintained, writes Professor Cathy Humphreys from University of Melbourne. 
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