Fortnightly media wrap up
Our fortnightly summary of domestic violence in local, national and international news, popular culture and opinion. In this fortnight's wrap up, we again see a focus on news articles and analysis sparked by a tragic incidence of filicide. Dr Debbie Kirkwood’s DVRCV Discussion Paper on “Taking the children: the killing of children by parents after separation”, coming out in August 2011, will be examining this issue in depth.
One in four murders down to domestic violence
One quarter of Queensland murders can be attributed to domestic violence, the state government says, creating the need for a specialist State Death Review Unit.
Puberty blues: the trials of young girls growing up faster than ever
More girls aged 10 and 11 are losing their childhoods to early puberty, prompting calls from sexual health experts and parents for schools to do more to meet their physical and emotional needs.
New investigative unit will reopen cases after coroner fears hidden domestic violence death toll
Just days after last week's brutal triple murder-suicide on the Gold Coast, a newly established death-review unit will investigate every fatality over the past five years where there has been a suggestion of abuse or violence.
All women want is a fair wage
THEY are educated, experienced and hard-working. But despite the fact Australia legislated the right to equal pay for women more than 40 years ago, female employees are still paid less than men.
Obsessive love lost: why some fathers kill
Custody issues are not the main reason estranged fathers kill their children.
They kill to punish their wives for leaving them.
Why some fathers kill, the tragic murder suicide that's reignited the debate over domestic violence [video]
Here is a story about the murder suicide tragedy that sparked discussion all around the nation about domestic violence.
Slutwalk may damage women's rights cause, professor says
The slutwalk phenomenon does more harm to women than good, warns international anti-porn campaigner Gail Dines.
Kids are silent victims of violence at home
Growing up in the climate of fear that violence in the home creates is harmful in every way imaginable to a child, both emotionally and physically. Short term effects include anxiety, destructive behaviour, self blame, nightmares, bedwetting, being bullied or becoming a bully, stuttering and misuse of drugs and alcohol.
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