Heather Douglas

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10 Nov 2017

In the last few years, significant resources have been devoted to changing attitudes towards domestic violence – so why aren’t the numbers going down?

Journal article

10 Oct 2016

This article suggests that recent developments regarding abortion law in NSW and Queensland carry significant implications for doctors.

Journal article

30 Nov 2015


This article considers whether a specific domestic violence offence is needed in Australian criminal law that can recognise the ongoing, controlling and coercive nature of domestic violence. The recent introduction into English and Welsh law of a ‘controlling or coercive’ behaviour offence...

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29 Mar 2012

People have consumed the plant Catha edulis, known more commonly as 'khat', for centuries for its stimulatory effects.

Khat is cultivated as a shrub or tree and is large, slow growing and evergreen. It usually reaches a height of between one and six metres,...

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18 Oct 2010

This report advocates for a long-term model of care for survivors of sexual violence.

The Australian Government has shown a strong commitment to the prevention of violence against women.

The recommendations presented in this paper seek to address a gap in the national...

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