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NSW Labor propose bill to criminalise coercive control and jail perpetrators

By Madeline Hislop in Women’s Agenda Access HERE Coercive control is one of the major indicators of domestic abuse homicide, but in states and territories across Australia, besides Tasmania, it is not a criminal offence or considered in any legislation. This week the ABC reported that the NSW Labor opposition is proposing a new bill…

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SUBMISSION: Inquiry into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence

Women’s Safety NSW is pleased to be afforded the opportunity to make this submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into Family, Domestic and Sexual Violence. The submission directly addresses each of the terms of reference for the Inquiry but highlights some key areas for immediate action such as investment in an implementation plan for the Our Watch…

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MEDIA RELEASE: Women’s Safety submission calls for $12 billion domestic violence plan

Women’s Safety NSW has released its submission to the House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs Parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence calling for $12 billion over 12 years to invest in evidence-based solutions to the nation’s domestic and family violence scourge. The peak body for women’s specialist domestic violence services…

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Criminalisation of coercive control

Breakfast with Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck on ABC radio  Listen HERE from 02:54:04 Women’s Safety NSW CEO Hayley Foster spoke to Wendy Harmer and Robbie Buck about the criminalisation of coercive control.  

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A new coercive control law could see perpetrators jailed for up to 10 years

Access full article HERE Published by Marie Claire  While coercive control isn’t currently a crime anywhere in Australia except Tasmania, a new bill proposed by the NSW Labor Opposition could be set to change things. As reported by the ABC, yesterday the party proposed a maximum 10-year jail sentence for perpetrators, marking an unprecedented mainland…

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Bid to protect domestic victims with livestock

With Sophie Clarke on 2GB Listen HERE A domestic and family violence body is calling for reforms to current laws, to better protect victims with pets and livestock. Women’s Safety New South Wales wants “harm to animals” to be a ground for seeking an apprehended violence order. Rural reporter Sophie Clarke caught up with Chief executive…

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Reform needed to protect domestic violence victims with pets and livestock

Existing laws are in need of reform to better protect domestic violence victims with pets, assistance animals and livestock from ongoing violence and abuse, a Women’s Safety NSW report reveals. The Animal Abuse and Domestic and Family Violence report released today was developed in response to a review being conducted by the NSW Government into…

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Domestic violence services in NSW to tender for $9 mil in COVID relief funding

Women’s Safety NSW have welcomed the announcement by the NSW Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Mark Speakman today of $9 million from the next tranche of Commonwealth COVID relief funding for frontline domestic and family violence services. The money will be available to frontline domestic and family violence services providing…

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Domestic violence services in NSW to tender for 9 mil in COVID relief funding

By Mirage News Access HERE Women’s Safety NSW have welcomed the announcement by the NSW Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Mark Speakman today of $9 million from the next tranche of Commonwealth COVID relief funding for frontline domestic and family violence services. The money will be available to frontline domestic…

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