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Push to criminalise coercive control ramps up as public awareness grows

Published in Women’s Agenda by Madeline Hislop 

Just as a new national poll has revealed wide public support for criminalising coercive control, some of the most prominent voices in the domestic and family violence space have formed a coalition to ramp up the pressure on governments to enact change.

70 per cent of respondents to a White Ribbon Australia national poll say they are supportive of criminalising coercive control, which is the foundational element of domestic abuse towards women.

On Monday, the Criminalise Coercive Control Campaign was launched by a coalition of groups including Women’s Safety NSW, Are Media, White Ribbon Australia, Small Steps 4 Hannah, Queensland Women’s Legal Service, Women’s Community Shelters, Doctor’s Against Violence Towards Women and author of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Jess Hill.

 

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