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Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

Why we need to talk about domestic violence and learn more

This story contains information about domestic violence  This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March. The march is held each year to commemorate and honour the lives of those who have died in the last year through family and domestic violence related incidents. In the last 12 months, 15 people […]

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MP Aaron Stonehouse says there is no need to outlaw sexual choking

MP Aaron Stonehouse says there is no need to outlaw sexual choking

Content Warning: domestic violence, choking, sexual activity Liberal Democrat MLC Aaron Stonehouse says the WA government needs to get out of people’s bedrooms and stop trying to make choking sex play illegal. “Today I went through the business paper of legislation before the Parliament and I discovered that the Attorney-General wants to make erotic asphyxiation […]

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Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day

Domestic violence doesn’t discriminate, so on Thursday 28 May, Australia’s first LGBTI Domestic Violence Awareness Day will shine a light on the staggeringly high levels of domestic violence being experienced within LGBTI relationships, and seriously low levels of reporting. Statistics show that up to 62 per cent of LGBTI people have experienced domestic violence within […]

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Variety & One Fell Swoop join forces for domestic violence victims

Variety & One Fell Swoop join forces for domestic violence victims

Children’s charity Variety Australia are teaming up with Linney’s Jewellers for an afternoon of fashion and food to aid victims of domestic violence in Australia. Guests are instructed to bring a new toy or game that will be donated to Variety’s Toy Bank. Variety, who work intimately with the Women’s Council for Domestic & Family […]

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Views Sought on Domestic Violence Law Reforms

Views Sought on Domestic Violence Law Reforms

The WA Law Reform Commission is accepting submissions on the proposed reforms to the state’s domestic violence laws until the end of this month. Amongst the raft of proposals put forward the project’s discussion paper is a proposal that would allow people to check if their partner has a violent past. The proposal was put […]

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