A 20-year-old Hobart woman is in an induced coma in a Melbourne hospital with burns to more than half her body after allegedly being set on fire by her partner.
Nicole Evans was flown to Melbourne in a critical condition early on Tuesday and will require "many months" of medical treatment after undergoing surgery.
It's alleged her 34-year-old boyfriend, Matthew John Davey, doused her with an accelerant and set her alight in a backyard shed.
He has been charged with causing grievous bodily harm and other matters.
Ms Evans underwent surgery at The Alfred hospital on Thursday and is in an induced coma in a critical but stable condition.
A GoFundMe page has been set up for Ms Evans by Hobart woman Sheena Mclean, who describes Ms Evans as "a true beauty" and "a gorgeous person".
As of Thursday night, the page had raised more than $3600.
National domestic violence helpline: 1800 737 732 or 1800RESPECT. In an emergency call triple-zero.
Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2017/04/28/03/33/hobart-woman-in-coma-after-fire-attack#lJ4HcGGjiwcs73wK.99
Finally a parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those impacted by domestic violence including children.
If you know someone who has been impacted by the family court following domestic violence, share this email and help them to find their voice to make a public statement or complete the questionnaire for a better family court system.
Together we can create a better, more efficient system that protects vulnerable people. Kyhesha-Lee’s case was a criminal case, however we must take action at every level of law to protect children therefore the family law system extremely relevant.
Stand together to demand a system that protects children, rather than treats child abuse with suspicion and disregard. Perhaps if Kyhesha-Lee’s mother felt there was a better system to support Kyhesha-Lee she would have taken action, perhaps other family members would have stepped in, sadly we will never know. What we do know is that safety starts with getting the judicial system right by taking domestic violence seriously.
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