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29 year old Adeline Rigney-Wilson, her 5 year old son and her 6 year old daughter were killed today. Adeline's 30 year old partner, Steven Graham Peet, has been charged with the triple murder.
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A 17 year old girl is in an induced coma after her ex-boyfriend 'doused her in lighter fluid and set her alight'
A 17-year-old woman is fighting for her life after she was allegedly doused in petrol and set alight in Marsden, south of Brisbane.
The woman suffered serious burns to her legs, arms and torso in the attack, allegedly at the hands of her ex-boyfriend.
Police allege the 17-year-old man used a flammable liquid to burn the woman, following an argument at an Avalon Court residence around 4pm yesterday.
Neighbours heard the girl's screams, before rushing to the property.
"I heard some chick screaming and then police and ambulance rocked up and the fire brigade. They said that she'd been badly burned," witness Jeremy Picken told 9NEWS.
The woman remains in an induced coma at the Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital.
Her mother has travelled interstate to be by her bedside.
The 17-year-old man will front court on Monday charged with acts intended to cause grievous bodily harm.
Four domestic violence survivors weave their stories together to break the silence about their abuse
BREAKING NEWS: High Court has just granted prosecutors special leave to appeal against the controversial downgrading of Gerard Baden-Clay’s murder conviction.
Just shocking. Her death was horrendous. Even more shocking is that those allegedly responsible for her death have not been held to account.
I never expected to be lying in my bed sleeping, when my estranged husband came and shot our two children, Kyle and Latisha, attempted to kill me and committed suicide in front of me....
The most common question I got asked was “what did you do to ‘make’ him do that”?
I figured out a really smart arse answer to that, some 15 years later: “I happened to be breathing, and I think that’s what really pissed him off”.
Blaming victims for the violence inflicted upon them has plagued the discourse around violence against women for too long.
Wearing short skirts or headphones doesn’t cause violence.
Walking alone at night doesn’t cause violence.
And drinking alcohol does not cause violence against women... While alcohol can increase the frequency or severity of violence, on its own it does not explain the gendered dynamics of violence against women.
Read the full story by Ann O’Neill, whose husband shot and killed their two children in 1994, here.
More than 100 organisations are jointly calling for the Federal Government to “make good on its commitment to address domestic violence” by fully funding services in Tuesday’s Federal Budget.
There are concerns that the government’s new family violence prevention campaign, including a confronting television advert that went to air last month, could prompt more victims to seek help, only to be turned away.
Domestic Violence Victoria chief executive Fiona McCormack said women were at “increased risk of violence and other retaliation” at the time when they reached out for help to escape an abusive relationship, making frontline services critical.
Renee Carr, executive director of Fair Agenda, said while it was great to see the government investing in awareness raising, “to do so without funding the services women need now is dangerous”.
“The more we raise awareness of family violence, the more women reach out to services for help,” said Rosslyn Monro, chairwoman of the National Association of Australia Community Legal Centres.
“But services are not sufficiently funded to keep up with current levels of demand, let alone increased demand ... We’re being forced to turn away thousands of women relying on our service.”
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