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'Husband-beating' on the rise

Figures from the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics show the number of women charged with domestic violence-related assault has increased dramatically. The figures show 2,336 women faced court on charges of domestic violence in 2007, mainly for bashing their husbands, compared with just 818 in 1999.

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Domestic violence victims in Victoria finding legal aid via Skype

Domestic violence victims in Victoria finding legal aid via Skype, service says

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A family violence legal service in Melbourne says an increasing number of women are using its…

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Check your mate out - Disclosing a perpetrators' violent past

Deputy Premier and Minister for Police and Justice Troy Grant, Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Pru Goward and Attorney General Gabrielle Upton today delivered on an election commitment by announcing Australia's first Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme (DVDS) and the locations of the pilot sites. The scheme will commence in four NSW Police Local Area Commands (LAC) from early 2016…

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Why men feel aggrieved in family court interventions

A legal process to restrain family violence needs to work faster and more fairly.

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Intervention orders do more than just restrain violence. Often they separate a man from his children, evict him from his home and deprive him of his property.

Intervention orders do more than just restrain violence. Often they separate a man from his children, evict him from his home and deprive him of his property. Photo: Craig Sillitoe

My client Tom* was at work when the police turned up. They…

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Harassed hubbies go Gandhian

Over 30,000 harassed husbands across India plan to organise a month-long peaceful protest against scheming wives who misuse the Domestic Violence Act. The men will observe Domestic Violence Awareness Month throughout October as well as the International Day of Non-violence. "Apart from the public, we also aim to educate those getting married and who have no knowledge of the Domestic Violence Act," said Pandurang Katti, president, SIFF."We want to ensure that they are not trapped."

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Dads not the Demons

Recent data from the Department of Child Protection in Western Australia (WA) has debunked a common misconception about fathers and violence. The data shows that natural mothers are far more likely to abuse children than their natural fathers, other than in sexual abuse, where mothers were responsible for only 13% of cases.

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One in Three Campaign publishes report on first 5 years

The One in Three Campaign is a diverse group of male and female professionals – academics, researchers, social workers, psychologists, counsellors, lawyers, health promotion workers, trainers and survivor/advocates. The Campaign today released a report highlighting its achievements since foundation in November 2009. One in Three has received an overwhelmingly positive response from the general public. Over the past 5 years more services, funding and resources have become available to male victims of family violence and their children and more men are coming forward and reporting their experiences of family violence. T

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Senate a disgrace passing Family Law Bill

In a fiery sitting cut short by a despicable Government's cancellation of any debate yesterday and forcing a vote on the papers the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill 2011 passed after amendments by the coalition and Greens were defeated, with minor amendments by the government agreed. Liberal senator Ian MacDonald had the fortitude to continue to interject asking for debate on the bill as well as senators to come to the house and explain the amendments. It was a dark day for Australian politics where proper debate was non existent and rushed through family laws will take effect almost immediately. in an unprecedented move the Government allowed existing cases to use the new legislation.

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Husband charged with 100 domestic violence-related offences

Husband charged with 100 domestic violence-related offences

Rachel Olding and Megan Levy
April 17, 2015 - 9:33PM

A south-west Sydney woman was allegedly raped, choked, assaulted and almost killed by her husband in a shocking case of domestic violence that spanned 18 years.

Despite living next-door to a busy pre-school, the 51-year-old Fijian-Australian woman's suffering only…

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Facebook defamation: Father awarded $12.5K after estranged wife's '…

Michaela Whitbourn
SMH

A judge has found the woman failed to prove her comment was true.

A woman has been ordered to pay $12,500 to her estranged husband after she defamed him on Facebook by accusing him of subjecting her to years of abuse.

In the latest of a growing number of cases over defamatory comments on social media, school teacher Miro Dabrowski sued his estranged wife, Robyn Greeuw, over a December 2012 Facebook post.

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