Survey of Australian women indicating high rates of violence in the home

Survey of Australian women indicating high rates of violence in the home

The Australian Women’s Weekly’s survey of 15,000 women aged over 20 years, has reported high levels of violence in the home (2008 ‘Sex down, violence up: women’s survey’, The Sydney Morning Herald, 26 March). When asked if they had ever been raped by their husband or partner, 22% of women surveyed said they had. This was a rise of 13% since the survey was run in 1980. The number of women who said they had been raped was to 13%, up from 8% in 1980. 18% of women surveyed admitted to being physically abused by a partner, while 35% said they had experienced emotional abuse while in a relationship. The survey will be published in three parts in The Australian Women’s Weekly.

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Forced Marriage

On November 1st 2023, Accredited Family Law Specialist and Page Provan Director Stephen Page presented a paper at the Brisbane Zonta Club about forced marriage. I acknowledge the Jagera and Turrbal peoples, on whose lands we meet today, their elders, past, present and emerging. Ruqia Hidari was aged 21 and living in Victoria, when, according to police,… Read More »Forced Marriage

ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

The ACT Government has today introduced a bill to amend the ACT’s surrogacy laws. The proposed changes are more incremental than fundamental. They include allowing a single person to undertake surrogacy, for the surrogate to be single if needed, a requirement for legal advice and counselling beforehand, a written agreement being required, that traditional surrogacy is… Read More »ACT Government Surrogacy Bill

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