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Wealthier Sydney suburbs reporting ‘very alarming’ domestic violence increases : BOCSAR

The wealthier suburbs of Sydney are recording an “alarming” rise in domestic violence, with increases greater than 30 per cent, well above the state average. The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research revealed a 38 per cent increase in recorded domestic violence-related assaults in Baulkham Hills and the Hawkesbury, while in Sutherland rates were up…

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‘Big ramifications’: insurer liable for workers’ comp for domestic violence victim

The family of a woman killed in a domestic violence incident while working from home will be paid workers’ compensation, in a decision that could effect how employers assess home office safety. Women’s Safety NSW chief executive officer Hayley Foster told Crikey the case was going to shake up how employees treated domestic violence in the workplace….

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Increase in domestic violence severity during COVID-19

A new parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence has been announced following outrage after a similar Senate inquiry wrapped up early without any hearings or recommendations.  CEO of Women’s Safety NSW Hayley Foster told Mark Levy the announcement of a new inquiry has been met with mixed emotions, with some demanding action instead…

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Alcohol increases the ‘prevalence and severity’ of domestic violence

Women’s Safety NSW CEO Hayley Foster says while alcohol is not the only “cause of domestic violence” it can have a significant impact in terms of “increasing the prevalence and severity” of abusive encounters. A report by the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education in collaboration with Women’s Safety NSW found there has been a…

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Role of alcohol in family violence revealed by specialists in COVID-19 assessment

The seriousness of alcohol’s role in family and intimate partner violence is evident in an Australian-first survey of specialists working in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic. Women’s Safety NSW CEO Hayley Foster says feedback from the 53 specialists surveyed is that almost half of them (47 per cent) are seeing an increase in their…

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Alcohol prominent in NSW family violence

Alcohol is playing a significant role in family and domestic violence abuse as the case loads of NSW’s crisis support workers rise, a new study reveals. A Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education and Women’s Safety NSW report issued Saturday found specialists are seeing greater complexity in family violence incidents, while 51 per cent of…

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Role of alcohol in family violence revealed by specialists in COVID-19 assessment

The seriousness of alcohol’s role in family and intimate partner violence is evident in an Australian-first survey of specialists working in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.  In partnership with FARE, Women’s Safety NSW today released the report, Family violence and alcohol during COVID-19, which assesses the caseload of a range of family violence specialists…

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Problematic BOCSAR Report Must Give Policymakers Pause for Reflection says Women’s Safety Peak

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) has released another report into whether domestic violence has increased in NSW as a result of COVID-19. BOCSAR’s problematic conclusion- no increase in actual domestic violence? Once again, the agency claims there is “no evidence” to suggest social isolation measures have increased domestic violence. To reach this…

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#ImHereForYou

Today is Australia’s first LGBTIQ Domestic & Family Violence Awareness Day! Please share this video to remind our communities that help is available! http://sayitoutloud.org.au #ImHereForYou 💜❤️💛🖤💙💚🌈

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