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Husband gets 17 years for two decades of brutality

Husband gets 17 years for two decades of brutality | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A man who subjected his wife to two decades of abuse, including attacking her with a cattle prod, has been sentenced to at least ten years in jail.
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Case: Catherine and Kevin Smith

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Disabled get help to escape home violence

Disabled get help to escape home violence | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
The mother-of-two decided to seek help when she found herself on the floor with hundreds of splinters in her back, unable to walk after being beaten with a mallet and with a raging ex-partner smashing every window in the house.

Via Emma Burrell-McDonald, Amy McCann
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this article descrirbes a case and an inatative funded by the state governent to assist victums of domestic violence

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Emma Burrell-McDonald's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:26 PM

This article depicts a case and an initiative (funded by state governments) to help victims of domestic violence.

Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:31 PM
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Time to speak out about domestic violence

Observers of domestic violence are being encouraged to speak out during Child Protection Week, which starts on Monday.
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Child Protection week calls for individuals to speack up about domestic violence.

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Amy McCann's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:34 PM

About Child Protection week and sppeaking out about Domestic Violence

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Domestic violence charges dropped against former DOCS boss Jim Moore - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Domestic violence charges dropped against former DOCS boss Jim Moore - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Domestic violence charges against the former head of the New South Wales Department of Family and Community Services have been withdrawn.
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'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A program to help Indigenous girls break out of a cycle of domestic violence in Queensland's southern inland is being hailed a success.
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This article depicts a non-legal mechanism aiming to edducate girls about domestic violence

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Study finds weather changes fuel violent behaviour - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Study finds weather changes fuel violent behaviour - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Researchers in the United States say they have established a link between changes in the weather and spikes in violence around the world.
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Studies have found that there is a strong link between the weather and domestic violence

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Providing Help for Sexual or Domestic Violence Victims | Pro Bono Australia

Providing Help for Sexual or Domestic Violence Victims | Pro Bono Australia | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A national sexual assault and domestic violence counselling service has created a website to ensure all workplaces are aware of colleagues or employees who might be victims.
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This article proves that non-legal mechanisms are more effective in protecting and supporting victums of Domestic Violence 

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Domestic violence drive up Victorian crime rate

Domestic violence drive up Victorian crime rate | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
VICTORIA's crime rate has continued to rise over the past year, spurred on by a significant increase in domestic violence, police statistics released today show.
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Claire Stalmachowski's comment, September 1, 2013 7:16 PM
This article demonstrates how the legal mechanisms are not protecting individuals in Victoria from domestic violence.