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Call for more funding to meet 'untapped demand' for Legal Aid services

Call for more funding to meet 'untapped demand' for Legal Aid services

The number of people accessing Legal Aid services for family law and domestic violence court matters has hit record levels over the past year.

  • by Lisa Visentin

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Jada Pinkett Smith gets emotional recalling how she pulled a knife on 'aggressive' ex

Jada Pinkett Smith gets emotional recalling how she pulled a knife on 'aggressive' ex

The actress opened up about an "abusive" experience with an ex during which she armed herself, fearing for her life.

  • by Anika Reed
It's robbing Peta to pay Peta, but still worthwhile
Opinion
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It's robbing Peta to pay Peta, but still worthwhile

The proposal to let survivors of domestic violence get early access to superannuation has merit - but we can do better.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
'Life-changing': New measures to help women leaving abusive relationships
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Kelly O'Dwyer

'Life-changing': New measures to help women leaving abusive relationships

Women leaving abusive relationships will be able to access their superannuation early as part of a suite of Coalition government measures aimed at helping women improve their financial security.

  • by Stephanie Peatling
Mandatory sentencing for family violence is not the right approach
Opinion
Opinion

Mandatory sentencing for family violence is not the right approach

With elections looming in Victoria in the shadow of a national family violence crisis, we don't believe locking up offenders is the way to keep women and children safe.

  • by Jacqui Watt
'A lying mole': Perth father lashes out during Family Court trial
Domestic violence

'A lying mole': Perth father lashes out during Family Court trial

"And now I set up your page. No hurry I, I will wait until I have 100 pictures up and then send to every f--king [business executive] I know. Unfair."

  • by staff writers
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Man sentenced to 15 years for acid attack on model
Italy

Man sentenced to 15 years for acid attack on model

Gessica Notaro, a former Miss Italy contestant, was doused in hydrochloric acid by her violent ex-boyfriend.

'He's going to die': Son jailed for killing father in argument over computer
Courts

'He's going to die': Son jailed for killing father in argument over computer

Daniel Chapman stabbed his father in the back with a hunting knife after being told to get off the computer.

  • by Georgina Mitchell
'I bled, he won': Sydney socialite's fear at the hands of millionaire pub baron
Domestic violence

'I bled, he won': Sydney socialite's fear at the hands of millionaire pub baron

Janelle Tilley described feeling the warm blood trickling down her face, thankful that the worst of it was over

  • by Angus Thompson
Stormy Daniels' lawyer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
Domestic violence

Stormy Daniels' lawyer arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Michael Avenatti praised the Los Angeles Police Department for its "professionalism" while calling the allegations against him "completely bogus".

Rhonda Baker asked colleague to help conceal injuries before death, court told
Courts

Rhonda Baker asked colleague to help conceal injuries before death, court told

A colleague of a woman allegedly bashed to death by her boyfriend tried to help her cover up sick days and bruises with the excuse that she was in a car accident, a NSW jury has heard.