Domestic Violence

Compulsory reading: Ken Lay's address on the International Day of Eliminating Violence Against Women (Our Watch 26.11.2015)
Compulsory watching: Sarah Ferguson's superb 2 part documentary 'Hitting Home' (ABC iview)

Victoria's Royal Commission into Family Violence begins (ABC) LInk to Royal Commission website

Rosie Batty calls for funds as poll finds family violence feared above terrorism (The Guardian 6.7.2015): 76% think family violence is as big or bigger threat than terrorism.

NSW 'Going home staying home' failing women in need of emergency refuge: 'If you are a woman looking for a bed tonight, you are on a wild goose chase' (SMH 5.7.2015)

NSW Labor MP Trish Doyle tells her own story of domestic violence and mental illness in her maiden speech (ABC News 13.5.2015)

The ABC's No Right To Justice series about community justice centres is excellent - chapter one: Escape from Violence looks at womens services

Domestic Violence a 'silent epidemic' in same sex relationships (SMH 29.5.2015)

How the closure of dedicated women's refuges is killing people: Left in harm's way (Background Briefing - ABC Radio National 8/3/2015)

NSW Greens announce new domestic and family violence policy and dedicated ministry: