Morrison Ignores Domestic Violence Experts Putting Women and Children’s Safety at Risk

Women and children’s safety advocates are dismayed to learn that the $10 mil pledged for so-called ‘Specialist Family Violence Services’ isto go to a select list of family relationship services to provide a range of services including couples counselling and mediation with a ‘whole of family approach’.

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Former judge appointed to oversee unification of Family, Federal Circuit Courts

While the Senate has rejected the merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, former judge the Honourable Dr Chris Jessup QC has been engaged to oversee development of unified family law processes.

Source: Former judge appointed to oversee unification of Family, Federal Circuit Courts – Lawyers Weekly

US woman kidnapped in Afghanistan says husband’s abuse was just like captors’

Caitlan Coleman says her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, was violent towards her before, during and after their kidnapping

Source: US woman kidnapped in Afghanistan says husband’s abuse was just like captors’ | World news | The Guardian

Misleading political campaigns? No thanks, we’ve had enough.

Old fashioned philanderers seem to be the tip of the iceberg of male deceit and subterfuge. It seems anyone can campaign based on misleading claims.

Our government has continued to give lip service to addressing the scourge of violence against women, whilst at the same time masterminding the effective dismantling of the NSW Women’s Refuge Movement. Currently, the Women’s Family Law Support Service located in the Sydney Family Court is facing imminent closure because the government is unwilling to commit to ongoing funding for the service at a mere $120,000 per annum, let alone expanding it into other courts.

Source: Misleading political campaigns? No thanks, we’ve had enough.

Police failing to protect rape and abuse victims, says super-complaint

Police are “systematically failing” to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence, according to campaigners in the second super-complaint made to a national watchdog.

The Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) has accused police forces of failing to use existing powers to deal with domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and rape.

The campaigners, who gathered information from 11 frontline services, claim most rape suspects are now released without bail conditions, meaning they are left unsupervised. One sexual violence survivors service said that of 120 active cases, only five suspects were on bail.

Source: Police failing to protect rape and abuse victims, says super-complaint | Society | The Guardian

Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

With few contacts and no independent income, migrant women experiencing domestic violence can become further isolated from support by abusive partners controlling their access to technology.

Source: Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse