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Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

Good Riddance To White Ribbon

6 min read

At long last, the White Ribbon Foundation is no more.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'Clueless' Star Arrested For Domestic Violence

1 min read

Stacey Dash, best known as Dionne in '90s hit 'Clueless, was arrested in Florida on a domestic battery charge for pushing and slapping a man across the face following a "verbal argument,'' police said.

Politics

Politics

Hanson Attacks Domestic Violence Survivors As 'Liars'

2 min read

Pauline Hanson has launched an extraordinary attack against women who she claims are lying about domestic violence in the family courts.

Crime

Crime

Man Jailed For Crushing Fiancée Between Water Tank And Car

2 min read

It's been almost two years since Alicia Maree Little's life was taken away from her. Today, the man responsible for her death was sentenced to jail -- but he could be out within the next three years.

National

National

Why Linking Mental Illness With Violence Is ‘Fundamentally Wrong’

5 min read

Drawing "baseless" links between mental illness and violence can have damaging impacts on the millions of Australians living with complex disorders, experts have warned. 

National

National

Woman Left Homeless But Her Cats Get Emergency Accommodation

3 min read

A women's housing provider has slammed the "shitty" funding model that saw a domestic violence survivor's cats given secure safe accommodation while she was forced to sleep on the streets due to a lack of options.

National

National

Allison Baden-Clay's Sister Wishes She'd Known More About Domestic Violence

4 min read

Yellow is a symbol of happiness and hope. It was also Allison Baden-Clay's favourite colour.

Crime

Crime

Woman, 25, Charged With Mother’s ‘Horrific’ Murder Appears In Court

2 min read

A woman accused of murdering her mother after an alleged argument has appeared in court.

Crime

Crime

Mum Decapitated, Daughter Charged In 'Horrific' Domestic Violence Murder Investigation

2 min read

A woman has been charged with the "horrific" murder of her mother after an alleged argument, with police opening a domestic violence murder investigation.

National

National

'He Raped Me During Labour, And Then During Q&A He Snapped'

7 min read

In early 2015, ABC's Q&A program hosted a domestic and family violence-related episode, with a panel that included campaigner and former Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Why Australia Needs Wimps

5 min read

I am a wimp.

Clementine Ford

Clementine Ford

The Longer Setka Stays In Power, The More Entitled Abusive Men Might Feel

3 min read

The Labor Party continues to wrestle with the refusal of union boss John Setka to step down from his position as head of the CFMMEU, despite his conviction this week for harassment.

National

National

Fiery Confrontation On Studio 10 Over 'Not All Men' Comments

3 min read

Former politician Phil Cleary has gone toe-to-toe with Joe Hildebrand, as the pair failed to agree on how to address violent acts by men against women.

Crime

Crime

Politician 'Punched Wife Who Undressed Slowly For Sex': Report

1 min read

A Mississippi state lawmaker stands accused of punching his wife after she undressed "too slowly" for sex, according to a police report. 

National

National

One In Five Aussies Think Domestic Violence A 'Normal Reaction' To Stress

3 min read

A new survey shows Australia has a long way to go in adjusting community attitudes towards sexual violence and inequality.

Phil Barker

Phil Barker

Something Brutal Happened On Saturday Night That Was More Important Than Politics

4 min read

As we gathered around our TVs or frantically refreshed our social media on Saturday evening, to watch the astounding news that polls cannot predict elections, there was a murder in the Sydney suburb of Randwick.

World

World

Woman Has Bike Handle Removed Two Years After Husband's Horrific Abuse

1 min read

Doctors in India have performed a four-hour operation to remove a 15cm piece of plastic from a woman's organs.

Celebrity

Celebrity

'Buffy' Star Charged With Felony Domestic Violence

1 min read

Nicholas Brendon is facing four years behind bars after being charged over an alleged domestic violence incident against his girlfriend.

Sandra Sully

Sandra Sully

Domestic Violence Almost Destroyed Naomi, But She Broke Free

4 min read

When we ring in the third decade of the millennium next year, Australia will have lost somewhere around 1000 women to homicidal partners.

Politics

Politics

Greens Want To Outlaw Catcalling Of Women On Australian Streets

4 min read

Wolf-whistling and lewd comments on the street could be banned under a federal Greens push to address public harassment of women.

News

News

Memorial Fund For Natalina Angok Raises Thousands In Less Than 24 Hours

1 min read

The family of murdered Melbourne woman Natalina Angok is raising money in hopes of returning her body to her birthplace of South Sudan.

National

National

Sexual Abuse Helpline Saw 30% Spike After George Pell Was Found Guilty

3 min read

The historic conviction of George Pell captivated the attention of the entire world. But for some people, it meant much more. 

National

National

Why Is The Government Funding Couples Counselling In Domestic Violence Cases?

6 min read

As Natalia Esdaile-Watts waited in a room where she was supposed to sit across from her former husband, she feared their knees might touch. 

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

Kerri-Anne Kennerley

'If There Were More Shirleens In Australia There Would Be Less Abuse'

2 min read

In my career I’ve had the privilege of meeting many wonderful, talented and powerful people, especially women.

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

'Do You Forgive Me?': The Moment Kerri-Anne Met The Women Of Alice Springs

4 min read

Kerri-Anne Kennerley’s Aboriginal abuse claims are reinforced but broadened out in an extraordinary encounter in the desert.

National

National

Woman Charged With Knifing Seven-Year-Old Boy In Chest

1 min read

A Queensland woman has been charged with attempted murder over an alleged knife attack on a boy in Cairns three weeks ago.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

When Raping Women Becomes A Game It's Up To All Of Us To Say Game Over

4 min read

It’s 2019, and someone thought it was okay to make a video game about raping women.

Jarryd Bartle

Jarryd Bartle

Why Sending Criminals To Jail Isn't The Best Way To Keep Us Safe

6 min read

Violence has been part of all human societies since time immortal and this is unlikely to dramatically change any time soon.

News

News

WATCH: Suspect Arrested After Found Hiding In Dryer

1 min read

A man was found hiding in the dryer of a home claiming he was only there to collect his shoes.

Erin Lyons

Erin Lyons

I Watched A Mother Hit Her Child Hard Enough To Be Assault. Why Didn’t I Intervene?

4 min read

I’m no parent.

Life

Life

Restaurant's 'Disgusting' Valentine's Day Sign Slammed

2 min read

A restaurant in New Zealand is being slammed for putting out a Valentine's Day sign that appears to promote domestic violence.

National

National

Controversial 'Battered Wife' Fish And Chip Shop Closing Down After 'Witch Hunt'

2 min read

The controversially named Battered Wife Fish and Chips shop is closing down after a complaint was made to the Department of Fair Work.

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Babysitter Beat Four Month Old Until He Went Blind

3 min read

All the news you need to know this Tuesday.

Crime

Crime

Police Claim 'No Evidence' Of Misconduct In Domestic Violence Case, Despite Recording

2 min read

A domestic violence victim has endured further hurt, after a police probe claimed there was 'no evidence' officers had acted inappropriately -- despite a recording of an encounter being played on national TV.

Abby Alexander

Abby Alexander

Ireland Just Criminalised Emotional Abuse. Here's Why Australia Should Too.

4 min read

This month, Ireland made history by making psychological abuse in intimate partner relationships a criminal act, putting it in the same class as physical and sexual abuse in domestic relationships.

News

News

Signing Off Messages With 'X' Isn't Flirting, According To Judge

1 min read

A woman who ended text conversations with her estranged husband with a kiss wasn't being "flirtatious", a family court judge has ruled.

Celebrity

Celebrity

Amber Heard Got Death Threats After Speaking About Abuse

2 min read

Amber Heard has described the backlash she received after speaking out against domestic abuse.

Crime

Crime

Man Charged With 54 Domestic Violence And Sexual Assault Offences

1 min read

A man has been charged over alleged historical sexual assault, kidnapping and domestic violence-related offences, totaling more than 50 charges.

Exclusive

Exclusive

Man Who 'Doused Wife In Boiling Liquid' Accidentally Released From Jail

2 min read

A Sydney man who allegedly stabbed his wife in the stomach and doused her in boiling liquid was accidentally released from jail for three days before authorities noticed.

Crime

Crime

NRL Player Dylan Walker Denies Domestic Violence Allegations

1 min read

The fiancée of Manly NRL star Dylan Walker intends to retract her statement to police over his alleged assault of her, at the couple’s Sydney home.

Updated

Updated

Gamer 'Assaulted Woman In Front Of Children During Livestream'

2 min read

WARNING: This story contains information that may be distressing for some readers.

World

World

Free Willy Child Star Sentenced To Jail

1 min read

The actor reached a plea deal following a domestic violence incident involving his girlfriend.

Crime

Crime

Woman Shot Dead By Boyfriend's Ex-Wife While Decorating

2 min read

Lisa Vilate Williams was putting up Christmas decorations with the kids when she was shot.

News

News

Home Is The Most Dangerous Place For Women

2 min read

More than half of female murder victims last year died at the hands of their partner or family member, according to a recent United Nations study.

Crime

Crime

Police Operation Underway: Man Dead From Self-Inflicted Gun Shot Wound

1 min read

A critical police investigation is underway after a man died from a self-inflicted gun wound in Sydney.

Crime

Crime

Shocking Video Of Police Officers Beating Handcuffed Suspect

1 min read

Two U.S. police officers were placed on administrative leave and will be charged with battery for repeatedly punching a handcuffed man in the face.

National

National

Psychologist Risked Own Life To Save Colleague From Attempted Murder

3 min read

If Martha Knox-Haly hadn't been running late to work on that fateful morning in August 2015, she might never have been stabbed twice in the head -- and her colleague might not be alive.

Updated

Updated

Deborah Hutton's Ex Partner Pleads Guilty To Stalking Charges, Mental Health Bid Rejected

1 min read

The former partner of media personality Deborah Hutton is pleading guilty to stalking charges, after his bid to have them dealt with under the Mental Health Act was rejected

Crime

Crime

Tinder Date Horror, Stalker Shown Buying Murder Kit Before Brutal Attack

3 min read

Angela Jay breaks down as she tells court “I didn’t die, I felt like I was supposed to”.

News

News

Judge Fights Back Tears While Sentencing A Man Who Killed His Wife

1 min read

A man has been sentenced to at least 27 years in jail for murdering his wife by setting her bedroom on fire in front of their children. 

Updated

Updated

'Battered Wife' Fish And Chip Shop Causes Controversy

2 min read

A fish and chip shop in Far North Queensland is causing a furore over its name, which some say makes light of domestic violence.

News

News

'Reclaim The Night' Protests Attract Huge Crowd, Days After Suspected Murder

2 min read

Thousands of people marched to raise awareness of violence and sexual misconduct against women and children.

Natasha Stott Despoja

Natasha Stott Despoja

It's Time To Stop The Slaughter Of Women In Our Neighbourhoods

4 min read

Why isn't violence against women treated like the national emergency it is?

Crime

Crime

Seven Women Dead Across The Country In Seven Days

1 min read

The alleged murder of 43-year-old Sydney woman is the seventh female killed in just one week.

Crime

Crime

Three Charged Over Alleged Kidnapping Of Two Women And Children

3 min read

Three men have been charged over the alleged domestic-related arson and kidnapping that occurred in central western NSW on Tuesday. 

Brekky Wrap

Brekky Wrap

Opera House Protest And Labor To Increase Public School Funding

4 min read

All the news you need to know this Wednesday.

Features

Features

Just 11 Years Old, But Already A Very Polished Man

1 min read

Jackson raised over 40 grand to help fight violence against children

Crime

Crime

Father Of Murdered Pregnant Mum Breaks Down In Court

2 min read

He claims his pregnant wife killed their children and he strangled her in a rage.

Movies

Movies

Matthew Newton Quits Jessica Chastain Film After Domestic Violence Backlash

2 min read

Matthew Newton said the "powerful and important" responses to his film have "not fallen on deaf ears".

News

News

Former AFL Star Might Escape Jail Time Over Repeated Attacks On Woman

1 min read

Shannon Grant admitted he did it, but wants community service instead.

Politics

Politics

Why Doesn't Australia Have Paid Domestic Violence Leave Yet?

6 min read

"In 2018 women shouldn't be forced to choose between income and safety."

Entertainment

Entertainment

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard Both Appear At Comic-Con

2 min read

The former flames narrowly missed each other as they appeared on the Warner Bros. panel at San Diego Comic-Con.

Updated

Updated

Sydney Father Spent Year Planning Murder Of Son And Daughter

2 min read

John Edwards' brutal attack on his kids was meticulously planned.

News

News

The Silent Epidemic Plaguing Australia's Most Vulnerable

3 min read

'It's easy to gloss over the signs, they can be so subtle when they start.'

Updated

Updated

Father Identified In Planned Murder Suicide Of Two Teenagers

2 min read

'Nothing can prepare you to walk into a home and see two children in that state.'

Crime

Crime

Suspect In Shooting Of Two Teenagers Confirmed Dead

1 min read

Police believe the incident is domestic violence related.

Crime

Crime

Husband Jailed For 'Chilling Execution' Of Wife In Front Of Daughter

2 min read

A Judge said Keith Goodbun had resolved to kill his wife Molly and burn her house down in a 'chilling and deeply shocking crime.'

The Project

The Project

Brave Teenager Set Alight By Boyfriend Shocks Lisa Wilkinson

2 min read

"The only way you’re gonna get out of it is if you do speak up and you talk to someone."

Entertainment

Entertainment

Chris Brown Accused Of 'Hitting' Woman At A Party

2 min read

The woman alleges the singer 'hit' and 'stalked' her.

Crime

Crime

Men Kill Women In 80 Percent Of Domestic Violence Deaths

3 min read

152 domestic violence deaths around Australia between 2010 and 2014

News

News

Salim Mehajer Convicted Over Domestic Violence Offence

1 min read

The controversial developer received an 18-month good behaviour bond for intimidating his ex-wife via email.

Views

Views

Domestic Violence Is a National Crisis Leaving Children Without a Voice

5 min read

Not every act of domestic violence will end in injury or death, but every act of domestic violence will have a traumatic impact on the children who bear witness to it.

National

National

Allison Baden-Clay's Family Urge Action On Abusive Relationships

1 min read

Baden-Clay's parents say they regret not doing more to help their daughter.