Tag: physical abuse


The impact of proactive policing practices in combating domestic violence

In the lead-up to his keynote presentation at the National Domestic Violence Summit in Sydney, Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch APM provided an encouraging update on the NSW Police Force’s response to domestic violence. Background 2006 saw the release of the Ombudsman’s Special Report to Parliament: Domestic Violence – improving police practice. AC Murdoch highlights that…

19 Nov 2014, by Informa Insights


Domestic violence – The hard truth in numbers

Between 2008 and 2010, 89 women were KILLED by their current or former partner - this equates to almost 1 woman killed every week. A 2012 survey revealed that 17% of women participants had suffered physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner since the age of 15, and 5.3% of their male counterparts…

17 Sep 2014, by Informa Insights