Pregnant women at risk of domestic violence to get more support through Family Safety Hub

Pregnant women at risk of domestic violence to get more support through Family Safety Hub

Updated May 11, 2018 10:58:46 Being pregnant can be stressful at the best of times, but for some women it can be downright dangerous — as the risk of violence is greater during pregnancy and post-partum. According to analysis of Australian Bureau of Statistics data, nationally more than half of …

Victorian domestic violence reforms: Government told to focus on long-term changes

Victorian domestic violence reforms: Government told to focus on long-term changes

Posted May 10, 2018 17:31:05 Photo: Family violence survivors need to be consulted more, Tim Cartwright says. (ABC News) Tackling family violence in Victoria needs to be more about long-term systemic reforms rather than ticking off recommendations from the royal commission, the man charged with monitoring progress has told the …

Family violence victims speak out for those who can’t at Darwin candlelight vigil

Family violence victims speak out for those who can’t at Darwin candlelight vigil

Posted May 02, 2018 11:41:41 Photo: After 26 years, Cheryl has spoken about her life of domestic violence with her ex-partner. (ABC News: Dijana Damjanovic) Related Story: Domestic violence victims in NT face rental blacklisting for breaking lease with abuser Related Story: Why country towns are tough gigs for social …

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence

Posted April 29, 2018 15:07:49 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least” 60 times this year, with long-term paramedics revealing the threat of violence is now just part of the …

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

NSW paramedics ‘fearful’ as drugs and alcohol fuel increasing violence towards them

Posted April 29, 2018 15:09:03 Photo: Paramedic Jason Kirkaldy says violence is on the rise (ABC News: Jean Kennedy ) New South Wales paramedics have been verbally and physically assaulted “at least 60 times this year”, with long-term paramedics admitting the threat of violence is now just part of the …

Suspect domestic violence in your neighbourhood? ‘Do Something’ campaign urges you to speak up

Suspect domestic violence in your neighbourhood? ‘Do Something’ campaign urges you to speak up

Updated April 29, 2018 06:29:50 Bystanders are being urged to speak up to help put an end to domestic violence, as part of a new campaign launched today by the Queensland Government. Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the “Do Something” campaign will roll out online, on television, in cinemas and public …

Alice Springs could face Tennant Creek-style grog restrictions in effort to curb alcohol-fuelled violence

Alice Springs could face Tennant Creek-style grog restrictions in effort to curb alcohol-fuelled violence

Updated April 27, 2018 15:30:42 Photo: A woman was fatally stabbed in this town camp on Wednesday night. (ABC News: Nick Hose) Related Story: Husband in custody after fatal stabbing in Alice Springs town camp Related Story: Tennant Creek alcohol restrictions extended by three months Northern Territory Police say Tennant …

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership

Natalie Portman snubs Israeli award ceremony over Benjamin Netanyahu speech, violence by leadership

Posted April 21, 2018 17:31:16 Photo: Portman’s representative had said recent events in Israel were “extremely distressing to her”. (AP: Jordan Strauss) Oscar award-winning actress Natalie Portman has said she chose not to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because she did not want to be …

Thousands of US students walk out in protest of gun violence on 19th anniversary of Columbine

Thousands of US students walk out in protest of gun violence on 19th anniversary of Columbine

Updated April 21, 2018 06:37:08 Photo: As students protested across the country, news hit of another school shooting in Florida. (Reuters: Carlos Barria) Thousands of students have walked out of classes across the United States, marking the 19th anniversary of the massacre at Columbine High School with a show of …

Domestic violence victims put at risk by rental ‘blacklisting’ laws, advocates say

Domestic violence victims put at risk by rental ‘blacklisting’ laws, advocates say

Updated April 18, 2018 07:59:37 Signatures on a rental agreement have created life-threatening situations for Bridie Flaherty’s clients. Key Points A parliamentary committee is in the process of considering a bill that aims to regulate the NT’s residential tenancy databases Under the proposed change, bad tenants could only be kept …