Meet the Indigenous Tik Tok Creators Educating Gen Z

Meet the Indigenous TikTok stars educating Gen Z A whopping 1.6 million Australians are regular TikTok users, according to Business Insider. Many people disregard the platform as for children only, however many generations have taken to the platform. In the […]

Has Domestic Violence Increased or Decreased during COVID-19?

According to the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR), domestic violence has not increased during COVID-19. Calls to the NSW Domestic Violence Line also showed no evidence of COVID-related increase. However, a survey conducted by the Australian Institute […]

Mental Health

Can psychological abuse be considered Grievous Bodily Harm?

***A warning to readers that the following article describes domestic violence scenarios*** Compensation for an Abusive Relationship For two years, Evelyn* had been in an abusive relationship with a man in Taree on NSW’s Mid North Coast. In mid-2018, Evelyn […]

The Impact of Trauma on the Legal Process

New laws have been introduced in New South Wales to help juries understand the impact of trauma on victims of sexual assault. What is trauma? An event is traumatic when it causes a person to be incapable of coping with […]

Peter O’Brien on Current Issues in Juvenile Justice

The Northern Territory is not alone when it comes to flagrant human rights abuses against some of the most vulnerable children in our community. Cases like Udin Sarfin’s and Saiful Baco’s illustrate the Commonwealth’s preparedness to put political expediency and […]

Media Myths and Male Violence Against Women

Media coverage of male violence against women could actually be exacerbating the problem, and could be partially to blame for disastrously low reporting rates. Statistics measuring non-reporting are obviously difficult to gather with accuracy, but an ABS national survey indicates […]