Nearly a quarter of women have experienced emotional abuse by partner – ABC News

Nearly a quarter of women have experienced emotional abuse by partner ABC News By political reporter Claudia Long Posted 24/8/2022 Excerpt: Analysis from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) has found nearly a quarter of women have experienced emotional abuse by a partner. Key points: New analysis of 2016 data identified a number of socio-demographic characteristics…

People with intellectual disability can be parents and caregivers too – but the NDIS doesn’t support them – The Conversation

People with intellectual disability can be parents and caregivers too – but the NDIS doesn’t support them The Conversation Written by: Susan Collings, Gabrielle Hindmarsh, Margaret Spencer, Niki Wedgewood.  Published: August 16, 2022 2.23pm AEST   Excerpt: The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare last month released its report on people with disability. It shows two in…

Submissions to Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce reveal systemic and community failure – ABC News

Submissions to Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce reveal systemic and community failure ABC News By Dan Colasimone Posted 1/6/2022   Submissions to the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce have revealed a system and community that is failing abused women. Key points: The taskforce put a call out for submissions in February Submissions will form part of…

Changing the Landscape:  A national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities

Changing the Landscape:  A national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities Our Watch & Women with Disabilities Victoria. (2022). Melbourne, Australia Changing the landscape is Our Watch and Women with Disabilities Victoria’s national, evidence-based resource to guide the prevention of violence against women and girls with disabilities.  This resource names ableism and…

Queensland Magistrates Courts – Criminal Procedure Review

Looking for Submissions for the Queensland Magistrates Court’s Criminal Procedure Review This review has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of criminal procedure laws in Queensland’s Magistrates Courts. The Justices Act 1886 (Justices Act) sets out the current criminal procedure laws applying in the Magistrates Courts. The Justices Act was written in the 1880s and—although it…

Calls to ban defence teams accessing sexual assault victims’ records, and also give them proper legal representation – ABC News

Calls to ban defence teams accessing sexual assault victims’ records, and also give them proper legal representation – ABC News Written by crime editor Paula Doneman Posted  2/5/2022   Confidential counselling and medical information from sexual assault victims continues to be used to undermine their credibility in court, despite laws protecting their confidentiality, a Queensland…