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Domestic harm calls for major cultural shift

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ADDRESSING deficits within Catholic culture has been a consistent message from Church leaders following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Church leaders have said cultural change was needed so neglect in pastoral care when responding to vulnerable victims was not repeated. While domestic violence is outside ... Read More »

Community legal centres can’t keep up with the high demand for DV services, according to new report

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MASSIVE increases in the number of women accessing domestic violence services means Queensland’s community legal centres are unable to keep up with demand. Last year community legal centres helped almost 60,000 vulnerable Queenslanders, but had to turn away more than 55,000. A new report from Community Legal Centres Queensland titled ... Read More »

Domestic violence in the holidays: For some families, Christmas is a time of fear, not cheer

  DOMESTIC violence services are bracing for a high number of calls for support this Christmas holiday break. It follows a year in which there was a surge in women reporting domestic violence and calling on support services; media saturation coverage of violent deaths; and a government and corporate push ... Read More »

Domestic violence survivor says ‘cracks started to show’ only five days after the wedding

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As domestic violence services expect a higher number of calls for help over Christmas, one woman speaks out so that others will know the suffering. JO M, who works for a Catholic organisation, and her ex-husband were both senior professionals and married in 2011. She described her ex-husband as “a ... Read More »

Catholic workers make pledge against domestic violence on White Ribbon Day

Jesse Jones

FAMILY mediator Jesse Jones has promised all women living in Australia that he would stand up for them if they were ever put in a violence situation at home. Mr Jones, who works for Centacare’s Family and Relationships Centre in Chermside, made a public pledge on White Ribbon Day to ... Read More »

Indigenous communities unite to take urgent action to help women

No More Violence

THREE senior indigenous women have hailed the campaign called No More which uses sporting codes’ notions of fair play and respect as a successful way to curb the epidemic of family violence in Aboriginal communities. The campaign started with football teams in the Northern Territory linking arms before a game ... Read More »

Social worker says Queensland’s new domestic violence laws are a ‘positive’ step towards stronger families

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ALLOWING community agencies to share information about domestic violence cases is a positive step in protecting more women and children from abusive homes, a Brisbane social worker said. Good Samaritan Housing community co-ordinator Joanne Davies said the recent changes to Queensland legislation on domestic violence allowing specialist agencies to share ... Read More »

Booklet for women in domestic violence revised as new DV laws pass in Queensland

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WOMEN looking to escape domestic violence should feel confident about turning to Christian churches for support following the passing of new Queensland laws, Anglican minister Reverend Richard Tutin said.  The Anglican priest of 39 years and general secretary of Queensland Churches Together, which includes membership from the Catholic Church, said ... Read More »

The number of women calling a domestic violence helpline every day isn’t decreasing

Domestic violence rise: “This is a very significant increase. The magnitude of it has taken everyone by surprise.”

THE rapid rise in the number of Queensland women fleeing domestic violence has been attributed to massive media attention following the deaths of two women on the Gold Coast – Tara Brown and Karina Lock – in September last year. The number of women and children seeking refuge in emergency ... Read More »

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