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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. 

Fears COVID-19 could have a long-lasting impact on women’s safety

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th May 2020 -  “The risks of this crisis and the recovery period are only just beginning to emerge," one advocate says. 

The hidden crisis of COVID-19

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 24th March 2020 -  Australians are being told to stay at home to keep coronavirus at bay. But what if that home isn’t safe? 

Opinion

How philanthropy can help tackle the scourge of family violence

Emma Morgan, Tuesday, 17th March 2020 -  In the wake of the murders of Hannah Clarke and her young children, Emma Morgan from The FV Philanthropy Collaboration Project shares thoughts on the role philanthropy can play in a coordinated community response to family violence.

Victorian family violence victims left homeless after seeking help

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 10th March 2020 -  Community leaders are urging the Victorian government to take action on a social housing shortfall leaving family violence victims homeless

Opinion

More funding promised to men’s behaviour change programs, but we’re still not sure they work

Contributor, Thursday, 27th February 2020 -  The Australian government has committed funding to men's behaviour change programs in the wake of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children – but what are they and do they work, ask Rebecca Stewart and Breanna Wright.
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