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sickening murder of aysha baty the latest in an ever-escalating crisis of violence against women

Before COVID, Australia’s crisis of violence against women had spiralled into an epidemic so severe it was hard to fathom. Up to 23.9 percent of women had fallen victim to domestic violence, with one woman a week on average losing her life. Meanwhile, research by the Australian Institute of Family Studies last year found nearly 90 per …

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Commonwealth Bank moves to counter financial abuse

Almost 40 per cent of adult Australians has either experienced financial abuse or knows someone who has according to a new survey by the Commonwealth Bank.  Described as a “hidden epidemic” the most common form of financial abuse falls into the category of domestic violence.  The bank has joined up with not-for-profit organisation Good Shepherd …

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Domestic violence on the rise during pandemic

Almost one in 10 Australian women in a relationship have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis, with two-thirds saying the attacks started or became worse during the pandemic.  A survey by the Australian Institute of Criminology also reveals more than half of women who had experienced physical or sexual violence before the COVID-19 crisis …

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‘Alarming but not unexpected’: increase in domestic violence in NSW during Covid-19 crisis

Stay-at-home measures may have reduced victims’ options and ability to seek help leading to under-reporting.  A New South Wales domestic and family violence peak body says under-reporting has been rampant during the coronavirus pandemic as new police statistics show an increase in abuse.  NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research data has revealed a 4.1% …

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