Domestic violence

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A moment that changed me: I saw my father in court – and knew I had to turn my life around
Face to face with the man I had grown up hating, I realised what a pathetic figure he was. Suddenly I was free to focus on my own future

Daniel Dylan Wray

01, Feb, 2023 @7:00 AM

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Czech pair defend Australian Open doubles title; millions of RATs to expire in coming months – as it happened
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Ben Doherty (now) and Donna Lu (earlier)

29, Jan, 2023 @6:48 AM

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NSW Coalition pledges feasibility study for specialist domestic violence courts
Labor opposition says move a decade overdue, with similar courts already operating in Queensland and overseas

Australian Associated press with Ben Smee

29, Jan, 2023 @3:12 AM

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Domestic abuse charges in England and Wales halved since 2015, as offences doubled
Exclusive: Domestic abuse charges authorised by CPS declined from 82,158 to 43,836 in 2021-2022, Labour party reveals

Jamie Grierson

27, Jan, 2023 @10:30 PM

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Marilyn Manson reaches deal with Esmé Bianco over sexual assault lawsuit
Game of Thrones actor filed lawsuit against musician nearly two years ago, alleging rape and sexual battery

Maya Yang

25, Jan, 2023 @5:09 PM

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Justin Roiland dropped from Rick and Morty after domestic abuse charges
Adult Swim will reportedly recast the titular roles, both voiced by Roiland, while Dan Harmon will become sole showrunner

Sian Cain

24, Jan, 2023 @11:52 PM

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Spain calls second emergency meeting over murders of six more women
Government convenes domestic violence experts after killings of six women and a young girl this month

Sam Jones in Madrid

24, Jan, 2023 @12:17 PM

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NSW hotline for women to ask about partners’ past convictions could give false sense of security, critics warn
No new evidence scheme enhances victim-survivor safety and that resources wouldn’t be better spent elsewhere, experts say

Tamsin Rose

23, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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‘I was gaslit by my own force’: female police report ‘systemic’ abuse by male officers
In wake of David Carrick verdict, women from England and Wales come forward to report mental, physical and professional toll

Miranda Bryant and Mark Townsend

22, Jan, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Can victims of crime hope for justice from a crumbling system? | Yvonne Roberts
As every police force in England and Wales begins reviewing abuse allegations against its officers, the underfunded legal system is already buckling under a vast backlog

Yvonne Roberts

22, Jan, 2023 @7:30 AM

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Met police criticised over failure to protect woman killed by ex-husband
Report finds force missed opportunities to protect Sana Muhammed, who was shot with crossbow

Joe Middleton and agencies

21, Jan, 2023 @7:20 PM

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Alice, Darling review – Anna Kendrick excels in abusive relationship thriller
Kendrick impresses as a woman being deprived of emotional oxygen by a toxic boyfriend, though Mary Nighy’s film gets distracted by a subplot

Peter Bradshaw

19, Jan, 2023 @7:00 AM

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