“It’s not love, it’s abuse”: Coercive Control

Woman holding hand in stop sign

By: Mike Crooks

The NSW Government has launched an eye-opening ad campaign in the lead-up to new domestic violence laws.

Key points

  • 97% of intimate partner homicides in NSW between 2000 and 2018 were preceded by the perpetrator using coercive control towards the victim.
  • Coercive control ads, which begin rolling out today, use the tagline, “It’s not love, it’s coercive control. Know the signs of abuse.”
  • $925 million “Leaving Violence” package to support women to escape an abusive partner announced today.

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Domestic Violence Causes National Distress, Reliance on Lifeline

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By: Laura Bennett

Warning: The following article contains mentions of domestic violence. If you need support, call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or visit lifeline.org.au. If you have been impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au.

In Australia right now, society is grappling with the unignorable truth that violence against women has become a national crisis.
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Molly the Magpie is Home at Last

Molly the Mapie with Peggy & Ruby - Source - Facebook

By: Mike Crooks

Key Points:

  • It all started in September of 2020 when Juliette and Reece rescued a wild baby magpie which had fallen from its nest.
  • The community was devastated when Molly had to be surrendered to authorities due to being held “unlawfully with no permit, licence or authority.” 
  • When Molly was returned home, Australia enjoyed the special moment, amidst a week of otherwise devastating news stories, with congratulations rolling in.

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