DV Qld: Victim ‘fobbed off’ by ministers with ‘generic responses’

A Queensland domestic violence victim harassed, manipulated and followed by her abusive ex-partner was told by the Attorney-General’s office to call a helpline when, fearing for her life, she begged for help.

The woman, who The ­Sunday Mailhas named Vanessa, wants magistrates to receive intensive training about coercive control after problems with her ex-partner, who continues to either be fined or put on good behaviour bonds for more than 40 breaches of his domestic violence order. 

It’s the second time in a matter of weeks the lack of knowledge about coercive control has been evident in Queensland courtrooms.

Vanessa has been made to feel like a nuisance for reporting breaches and says the burden of documenting unrelenting abuse is, at times, a full-time job.

Source: Couriermail.com.au | Subscribe to The Courier Mail for exclusive stories

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