Family Violence

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Politics & Society

Women on temporary visas remain vulnerable to domestic and family violence

While the government is committed to urgently responding to the scale of men’s violence against women, there remains inaction on reforming our systems

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Health & Medicine

A little rhino beetle tells a story

The artwork in this series has its own story – using an Australian rhino beetle to illustrate metamorphosis and recovery

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Health & Medicine

Don’t look away

Children bereaved by domestic homicide deserve support and advocacy, not silence and stigma. As a society, let’s engage rather than look away

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Health & Medicine

When ‘home’ is taken away

The concept of ‘home’ fundamentally shifts after a child loses a parent to domestic homicide and it can be challenging to rebuild a sense of belonging

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Health & Medicine

A stable place in a time of turmoil

Schools can be the only stable and predictable environment in the lives of children affected by the tragedy of fatal domestic violence – but they need resourcing

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Health & Medicine

“That weird kid without parents”

Losing a parent through domestic homicide can change a child’s self-understanding in isolating ways. Support must respond to identity-based distress and foster belonging

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Health & Medicine

A child’s right to be heard

After a parent is killed due to domestic violence, children aren’t given enough opportunity to express their opinions on decisions that directly affect their lives

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Health & Medicine

The power of stories to rebel against a taboo

Claiming control over your own story is a crucial step towards healing and social transformation after losing a parent due to domestic homicide

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Health & Medicine

Losing a parent to domestic homicide – and everything that’s wrong with this headline

The words we use to describe how children are impacted by domestic homicide are important – and it’s time to be honest

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Health & Medicine

It’s time to ban corporal punishment of kids in Australia

Children have the right to be safe from violence inside and outside the home – and Australia’s corporal punishment of children legislation needs to catch up

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