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The NSW Government has announced it will propose stricter bail reforms for people accused of serious domestic violence offences.
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NSW proposes new bail restrictions for alleged domestic violence offenders

Under a draft law, alleged perpetrators will face a higher threshold for securing bail. Alleged offenders would also be required to wear ankle bracelets if they are granted bail.

The Federal Government has announced new measures to tackle the surge of violence against women.
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The Government’s new plan to address gender-based violence against women

The Federal Government has announced a raft of measures to address violence against women, as concerns mount for women’s safety.

New government data shows the rate of women killed by a partner in Australia increased by nearly 30% in 2022/23 compared to the previous year.
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Rate of women killed by a partner in Australia increased by nearly 30% in 2022/23

New government data shows the rate of women killed by a partner in Australia increased by nearly 30% in 2022/23 compared to the previous year.

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National Cabinet meeting to discuss violence against women

Albanese said the leaders will discuss the Government’s 10-year National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children at National Cabinet.

A national crisis meeting will be held to address the rising rates of gender-based violence in Australia.
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Australian leaders to hold crisis meeting on gender-based violence

High rates of gender-based violence against women has been declared a “national crisis”, prompting an emergency meeting of key figures.

A rally is taking place in Ballarat following the alleged murders of three women in 2024.
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Ballarat is holding a rally after the alleged murders of three women

Locals and advocates will call for an end to the “violence against and murder of women in Ballarat” at a rally in the Victorian town tonight.

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1800 RESPECT launches video call counselling

Victim-survivors can now access video call counselling from Monday to Friday on the 1800 RESPECT website for face-to-face support.

Coercive control has been criminalised in Queensland.
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Queensland has just criminalised coercive control and stealthing

Queensland is now the second jurisdiction in Australia to do this.

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The government’s new intimate partner homicide register

A new Government intimate partner homicide register will be rolled out next year, tracking rates of deaths more frequently.

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NSW to upgrade strangulation offences

Serious strangulation offences in NSW could be included in the same violent crimes category as murder and manslaughter offences.

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Nearly 30% of late teens suffer intimate partner violence

New data has found almost 30% of teens aged 18 to 19 suffered intimate partner violence over the past year.

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Domestic violence target aims for fewer women killed by partners

Australian governments have agreed to a new domestic violence target of a 25% annual reduction in the number of women killed by partners.

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