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Latest news: Coercive control

ACT politics: Wednesday 15 May

Domestic violence, coercive control, registry marriages, rental homes, and new schools: ACT politicians' concerns this week.

Canberra Liberals push for coercive control laws

The Canberra Liberals will introduce legislation to create a standalone criminal offence for coercive control.

Calls to re-design insurance products to prevent financial abuse

A new report released today by the Centre for Women’s Economic Safety (CWES) calls for general insurers to disrupt domestic violence in Australia by re-designing products to prevent financial abuse.

Criminalising coercive control: long-awaited historic law reforms are celebrated, but not without controversy

The NSW government bill to criminalise coercive control was passed in State Parliament on 16 November 2022; the ACT is expected to follow.

3.6 million Australians have experienced partner emotional abuse, ABS data shows

An estimated 2.2 million adult women (23 per cent) and 1.4 million adult men (16 per cent) have experienced partner emotional abuse, new analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) Personal Safety Survey data today reveals.

NSW coercive control report shows need for systemic reform

The New South Wales Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control’s report, released today, unanimously recommends the criminalisation of coercive control but that criminalisation alone will not work without systemic reform.