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Australia is yet again looking for answers to our family violence epidemic.


21-Feb-2020 general, Domestic Violence. 594 views.

Wednesday morning 31-year-old Hannah Clarke loaded her three children into the car for the morning school run, like so many mums around the country. What happened next is an act of cruelty that seems unimaginable. It’s left Australia yet again looking for answers to our family violence epidemic.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence or family abuse, confidential 24-hour support is available through 1800 RESPECT.

Preventing Tragedy

Yesterday morning 31-year-old Hannah Clarke loaded her three children into the car for the morning school run, like so many mums around the country. What happened next is an act of cruelty that seems unimaginable. It’s left Australia yet again looking for answers to our family violence epidemic. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence or family abuse, confidential 24-hour support is available through 1800 RESPECT.

Posted by The Project on Thursday, 20 February 2020

As seen on the Project Channel 10 https://www.facebook.com/TheProjectTV/

Dave will be on Channel 10's The Project Friday 21st of February to address his thoughts on the below article which appeared today in the Brisbane Times.

Eight women have been killed this year already, so such a future can’t come soon enough. Maybe we should listen to the experts.

Hannah Clarke with her three children - Laianah, Aaliyah and Trey aged between three and six - all of whom died after her husband, the children's father, allegegly set fire to them in their car.

Hannah Clarke with her three children - Laianah, Aaliyah and Trey aged between three and six - all of whom died after her husband, the children's father, allegegly set fire to them in their car. CREDIT:FACEBOOK

Heather Nancarrow, the chief executive of the Australian National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety has proposed what is considered to be a radical ideal to help the problem - that is to monitor a man when he leaves a relationship.  While it is a difficult program to enforce, experts claim that the idea is an indication of the desperate times we are reaching with the family violence epidemic.

The fact is, we have good indicators of which men will kill women. They’ve been violent in their relationships before. They may have attempted strangulation. There may have been an apprehended violence order.

Separation is the most dangerous time for a woman. Despite those indicators, Nancarrow suggests there should be universal screening. Anything to prevent another woman, another child, from murder at their partner’s, their father’s, hands. She cites encouraging early results from the Bourke Justice Reinvestment trial, where such monitoring occurs.

The Australian Bureau of Statistics' latest release from the Personal Safety Survey makes it clear how dangerous this time is for women. Of the women who separated but returned to a violent partner, 39 per cent experienced violence once, 36 per cent experienced violence a little of the time, while one in five experienced violence some, most, or all of the time.

How to stop men killing their wives and children by Jenna Price

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/how-to-stop-men-killing-their-wives-and-children-20200220-p542s6.html?fbclid=IwAR0r68lHpCOZ-SRRInGxP62gJRsVkfiFMY0VOsrWlGXo68o6S8Uy2L1pS8E

Hannah Clarke, Rowan Baxter and their children.

Hannah Clarke, Rowan Baxter and their children. CREDIT:FACEBOOK

Cathy Humphreys, professor of social work at the University of Melbourne, agrees we must work on men in relation to separation. She says violent men are stuck in the mindset that if they can’t control their partners, they plot to hurt them.

“We need to change the idea that if you can’t get your own way, you will set about destroying the women and children in your family. We somehow need to address that issue for men who use violence.”

How to stop men killing their wives and children by Jenna Price

You can read the full article here: https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/how-to-stop-men-killing-their-wives-and-children-20200220-p542s6.html?fbclid=IwAR0r68lHpCOZ-SRRInGxP62gJRsVkfiFMY0VOsrWlGXo68o6S8Uy2L1pS8E

 

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