“It’s not love, it’s abuse”: Coercive Control

By: Mike Crooks

The NSW Government has launched an eye-opening ad campaign in the lead-up to new domestic violence laws.

Key points

  • 97% of intimate partner homicides in NSW between 2000 and 2018 were preceded by the perpetrator using coercive control towards the victim.
  • Coercive control ads, which begin rolling out today, use the tagline, “It’s not love, it’s coercive control. Know the signs of abuse.”
  • $925 million “Leaving Violence” package to support women to escape an abusive partner announced today.

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Domestic Violence Causes National Distress, Reliance on Lifeline

By: Laura Bennett

Warning: The following article contains mentions of domestic violence. If you need support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au. If you have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au.

In Australia right now, society is grappling with the unignorable truth that violence against women has become a national crisis.

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Motherhood: It Comes in Many Shapes and Sizes

By: Joni Boyd

Key points

  • Sarah: “As a single parent, holidays come with a tinge of sadness.”
  • Kate: “After being told I was infertile, three boys was beyond what I ever imagined.”
  • Tania: “My inability to have a child is because the right man never came along.”

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