Domestic Violence in the Media

Below are some of the latest news articles about domestic violence issues in Australia.

How a domestic abuse survivor ‘lives life looking over her shoulder’

A woman who escaped a violent partner four years ago still fears being found, so she exercises extreme caution on social media to stay hidden.

‘You feel guilty for your children’: facing life on the street with young child

Updated August 04, 2018 10:02:24 Relying on friends’ floors and couches is a nightly ritual for Canberra mother Steph and her son. Every morning, she faces fresh uncertainty. “Pretty much, where to next?” She said. “Will my friend still be okay with me staying the night? “It’s hard.”

‘I was blinded to my abuse’: The ‘revolutionary’ programs giving hope to LGBT domestic violence survivors

Updated July 12, 2018 11:02:39 When Elizabeth* first fell in love with Janie* nearly two decades ago, the future looked rosy. They built a home together and had two children. But eight or nine years later, as the stresses piled up – the death of loved ones, the need to field the parenting opinions of their children’s biological fathers – Janie began subjecting the family to lashings of verbal abuse.

Is this the answer to ending domestic violence?

It’s a wintry Tuesday night in Melbourne and you’d like to be home watching TV. Instead, you’re sitting in a circle with a dozen guys, trying not to get called on during your first session at a men’s behaviour change program.

Domestic violence offenders no longer allowed to question victims in Family Court

Updated June 28, 2018 09:58:38 “I wanted to end my life the day that our community allowed this man to cross-examine me in court.” Eleanor (not her real name) is a mother of four and a primary school teacher in regional Victoria.

From 6pm tonight, Australia becomes a more dangerous place for women.

For twelve hours, from 6pm this evening, Australia’s women and children are at more risk of harm than on almost any other Sunday evening of the year. Emergency services know this. The police know this. Hotels and pubs around the country certainly know this.

Forgotten victims of violence

FOR every woman or man who has been a victim of domestic abuse, there are other people who also suffer greatly – their children. Thousands of Queensland children are affected by domestic violence each year with many displaced by the family trauma, some end up living in cars.

Partners fearing domestic violence to get access to criminal history in SA

Updated June 15, 2018 18:10:28 South Australians worried they may be at risk of domestic or family violence will be able to get access to their partner’s criminal history from October, with the State Government to launch a year-long trial of “Clare’s Law”.

Not all men are violent, but all men can prevent violence – including you

Posted June 21, 2018 10:57:26 I should not have been surprised to see the thousands-strong crowd at Princes Park on Monday night, gathered to mourn Eurydice Dixon. The genuine outpouring of grief makes sense when we consider how many people are affected by violence against women.