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Domestic violence knows no boundaries

Domestic violence

THE books were kept in the linen cupboard. A collection of novels grouped together near the towels and bedsheets. It seemed an unusual place for this bunch of treasured books, most in excellent condition. The woman with the books in the linen cupboard lived alone. But she couldn’t bring herself to place her books in the open. For years, she ... Read More »

A dentist’s insight into domestic violence

Dentist Andrew Teakle

BRISBANE dentist Andrew Teakle stands on the frontline of the domestic violence battle. He has witnessed dozens of cases of broken teeth, broken bones, and bruised and swollen lips and faces – testament to the force and ferocity of a family bashing. Women with facial injuries and broken teeth are often more likely to seek dental treatment than see a doctor, ... Read More »

How the Brisbane Archdiocese is helping to end domestic violence

Victims of abuse

THE Archdiocese of Brisbane will introduce paid leave for domestic and family violence victims as part of a concerted community push to eradicate the scourge. Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge said special leave would be implemented for the archdiocese’s thousands of employees across its agencies and parishes. The archdiocese this week launched Rewrite the Story: Let’s End Domestic and Family Violence ... Read More »

Catholics march in multi-faith rally to stop domestic violence

March for White Ribbon Day

MERCY Sister Wendy Flannery and Bracken Ridge parish priest Fr Gerry Hefferan took part in Brisbane’s inaugural multi-faith White Ribbon Day March on November 25. Sr Flannery said the march was a joint initiative between Believing Women for a Culture of Peace, The Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue at Griffith University and the Multicultural Development Association. White Ribbon Day ... Read More »

Centacare helping when people need us the most

Centacare helps the needy

SUNSHINE Coast’s most vulnerable receive unending care by Brisbane’s most trusted support service, Centacare. Centacare’s Suncoast Cooloola Outreach Prevention and Education (SCOPE) recently helped a mother and her three children at risk of serious domestic violence. The agency helped the family escape to a refuge with only the clothes on their backs.  The woman had been through the Family Law ... Read More »

Centacare says it’s time for action on domestic violence

No to domestic violence

“OVER-stretched resources and programs responding to domestic violence in Queensland need to be strengthened,” Centacare Brisbane’s Family and Relationship Services director Christine Hodge at the end of a week of tragedy said. The deaths of two women and a child in the state within a week as a result of domestic and family violence sparked a call for action within ... Read More »

Call to action

Girl looking out window sadly

By Paul Dobbyn YOUNG people in detention often spoke of being raised on “a diet of hate” when Brisbane priest Fr Wally Dethlefs visited them on his rounds as chaplain. “They would say things such as all they’d ever seen in their homes was anger, violence and hatred,” the priest, who last year received an Australia Day award for his ... Read More »

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