What's an IVO worth? A man has been charged with attempted murder having allegedly ignored a court order to break into his former partner’s home and bash her almost to death
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A letter given to a Canberra school by a student describing alleged domestic violence by his stepfather led to the arrest of a Coombs man, a court has heard. The ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday heard the note was handed to the school and police were called. Court documents said the letter was written by the student's mother, who had been cut off from the phone and internet by her partner. It described a situation of domestic violence within the family home, with the mother requesting help to deal with it.
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A new idea is being pitched which would see dangerous family violence perpetrators put on a high risk “watch list” so they can be monitored to reduce the risk to victims in the same way police monitor terrorism suspects to avert potential attacks.
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An online bench book released by the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration aims to help federal and state judicial officers in cases involving family violence dispelling “myths” about family violence — including that victims are able to leave an abusive relationship, that only certain socio-economic groups or cultures experience domestic violence, and that the risk of abuse will stop after a couple separates. It also strongly contradicts some fathers’ groups which claim that mothers fabricate evidence of violence to shut them out of their children’s lives.
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A banking program that supports family violence victims suffering from financial abuse will be rolled out Australia-wide. The Commonwealth Bank's domestic and family violence emergency assistance program offers help such as independent specialist trauma counsellors, financial assistance, safe establishment of bank accounts and telephone support to ensure appropriate communication with family and friends.
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