How coercive control laws differ across Australia
Published: October 8, 2020
Debate is continuing to grow over whether or not Australia’s legal systems should recognise coercive control, with NSW Labor Party proposing a bill last month to criminalise coercive control, that if passed, would see offenders enforced with a ten-year maximum penalty.
Following the killing of Hannah Clark and her three children, and murder of Preethi Reddy, both of which incidents took place earlier this year, the topic of coercive control is receiving much-needed attention. With new research showing an escalation in domestic violence during COVID-19, the time to act is now…….On Monday, October 12, some of Australia’s most significant women’s groups and legal advocates, together with Are Media (formerly Bauer Media), will come together to launch a campaign to put a stop to violence against women. The campaign to Criminalise Coercive Control across Australia will be held at an official media call in Sydney at the office of Women’s Safety NSW.
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