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Man who set girlfriend alight has jail time cut in re-sentencing

Man who set girlfriend alight has jail time cut in re-sentencing

Brae Taylor Lewis poured fuel over Kyesha Finemore and set her on fire in May 2016 in the Logan suburb of Marsden.

  • by Toby Crockford

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Glimmer of hope after deadly year of violence in our suburbs

Glimmer of hope after deadly year of violence in our suburbs

Women were burnt and battered to death by their partners in 2020. The government plans to overhaul the system in 2021.

  • by Lydia Lynch
Reluctance to report family violence 'a lot worse than we thought'

Reluctance to report family violence 'a lot worse than we thought'

Fear of having their children removed and the threat of homelessness are discouraging Indigenous women from reporting violence.

  • by Caitlin Fitzsimmons
Woman struck with meat cleaver in Christmas Day attack: police

Woman struck with meat cleaver in Christmas Day attack: police

A woman is in a serious condition in hospital after she was allegedly struck with a meat cleaver in what police described as a domestic violence-related assault in Sydney early on Christmas morning.

  • by Megan Levy
Man charged with murder after woman found dead in Blue Mountains home

Man charged with murder after woman found dead in Blue Mountains home

An elderly man who was found unresponsive in a Blue Mountains home where a woman was found dead on Tuesday has been charged with her murder. 

  • by Jenny Noyes
'We worry this year might be particularly high': Family violence expected to spike during post-COVID Christmas
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'We worry this year might be particularly high': Family violence expected to spike during post-COVID Christmas

It was several days before Christmas about six years ago when Geraldine Bilston called her mother in fear and asked her to urgently come and pick up her two-year-old daughter.

  • by Simone Fox Koob
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Trauma of the past needs to be addressed, Indigenous report finds

Trauma of the past needs to be addressed, Indigenous report finds

An Indigenous-led study has found more than six in 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have experienced family violence.

  • by Julie Power
Woman, 65, charged with attempted murder after domestic violence incident

Woman, 65, charged with attempted murder after domestic violence incident

Emergency services responded to reports of a 70-year-old man with serious head injuries. The woman was found in the backyard with stab injuries.

  • by Esther Han
Man who stabbed, beat wife to death on driveway wins bid for retrial

Man who stabbed, beat wife to death on driveway wins bid for retrial

Arona Peniamina, who stabbed his wife more than 20 times and bashed her skull in with a concrete bollard, has had his murder conviction quashed.

  • by Toby Crockford
Child survivors of family violence need to be recognised
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Child survivors of family violence need to be recognised

The public, police and the system need to see child survivors of family violence as victims in our own right.

'Systemic problems': IBAC uncovers police failings on domestic abuse by officers

'Systemic problems': IBAC uncovers police failings on domestic abuse by officers

The anti-corruption watchdog found a litany of problems with Victoria Police’s handling of a case involving a serving officer charged with 70 criminal offences after repeatedly bashing his partner.

  • by Nick McKenzie and Joel Tozer