‘Systemic abuse’: the devastating ripple effects of family violence

A groundbreaking new report has put the impacts of family violence under spotlight – revealing the lasting ripple effects it can have on victims and…

Domestic violence victims 10 times more likely to suffer multiple legal problems

An Australian-first study has revealed that victims of domestic and family violence are 10 times more likely than others to experience myriad legal problems.

New tenancy reforms strengthen the rights of domestic violence victims

An outline of new tenancy reforms allowing victims of domestic violence to end their tenancies immediately without liability. By KELLIE McDONALD.

Protecting your clients from stalking & abuse in the digital age

Technology-facilitated stalking and abuse is a very real problem and so too is the harm it causes. HELEN CAMPBELL examines the remedies now available.

The latest developments in law reform and advocacy: December 2018

The Law Society’s Policy and Practice team brings you a wrap-up of the most important issues of the moment.

Reframing her narrative

Solicitor and artist Amani Haydar was forced to re-evaluate the whole system when her father murdered her mother in 2015.

UN admonishes Australia for alarming record on women’s rights

Australia has come under fire for what the United Nations has labelled an “alarming” record on action for women’s rights.

Online program to combat domestic violence in digital age

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has released an innovative online training program to better train lawyers working with women who are abused, controlled or…

A haven of hope

Shocked to learn about the rates of domestic violence in her own backyard, Sharon Levy of Bartier Perry is doing what she believes lawyers do…

Proposed tenancy reforms improve rights for DV victims

The proposed reforms to the Residential Tenancies Act 2010 will make it easier for domestic violence victims to end their tenancies immediately without liability. By KELLIE…