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National Foundation for Australian Women. Budget 2016-17: A gender lens.

The National Foundation for Australian Women has prepared an analysis of the Budget 2016-17 with what it calls a ‘gender lens’. An executive summary of this analysis follows. A link to the full document can be found on ‘the budget’ … Continue reading

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Libby Lloyd. Coming to grips with our domestic war

For many reasons there is currently a much greater interest in the issue of domestic and family violence. This derives from increased media attention, the significant increase in intimate partner homicides (64 so far this year), the vastly improved police … Continue reading

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Tony Smith. Wasting money on domestic violence?

The implementation of most Government policies requires some kind of expenditure. One of the laziest approaches an Opposition can adopt is to cite slogans about cost. This sloganeering is at its most shallow when arguing that the Government is just … Continue reading

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John Menadue. Failed policies have made us a larger terrorism target.

Current Affairs.  The major drivers of Islamic terrorism are a century of Western policies in the Middle East that have colonised, expropriated and attacked the people of the Middle East. Those suffering from these policies are overwhelmingly Muslim. Add to … Continue reading

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Michael Breen.  Home Sour Home

Fourteen women have died this year as a result of domestic violence. Australians killed by terrorists in the same period, zero.  The ABC Q&A programme February 23rd on Domestic Violence had an enormous response from the viewer and studio audiences. … Continue reading

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Xanthe Emery: Family violence and immigration – is the message getting across?

Family violence in Australia is at epidemic levels, with some horrific high profile cases dominating the news in 2014. Migrant women in Australia are extremely vulnerable to violence from their partners. Threats to cancel a woman’s visa are used to … Continue reading

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Clare Condon SGS. Sanctioned Violence: What does it do to our society and relationships?

Some violent acts, depending on where and how they were perpetrated, are regarded as criminal. Others, however, are sanctioned by society, even applauded and cheered. Some are blatant; others are covert and subtle. Some are justified by cultural norms, by … Continue reading

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