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Caley Otter

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What is coercive control?

This paper provides an overview of coercive control: what it is, why we're talking about it, how common it is and how it's currently addressed in Australia. It also considers where coercive control has been criminalised, what experts and stakeholders think and what effect the...
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Chronology of current family and domestic violence legislation in Australia

This chronology summarises the current primary family and domestic violence legislation in operation in each Australian jurisdiction (1975 to 2016). For each Act, it provides an overview of how family and domestic violence is defined, the orders provided, and the related offences and penalties.
Briefing paper

Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020: Bill Brief

The Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020 was introduced in the Victorian Legislative Assembly in November 2020. The Bill seeks to introduce new criminal offences relating to change or suppression practices.
Briefing paper

Justice Legislation Amendment (Supporting Victims and Other Matters) Bill 2020: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief looks exclusively at the provisions relating to the Victorian Judicial Proceedings Reports Act, namely the ability of victim-survivors of sexual offences to self-publish their experiences, to give permission for their identities to be published in the media, or for families to do...
Briefing paper

Wage Theft Bill 2020: Bill Brief

This Bill Brief provides an overview of the Victorian Wage Theft Bill 2020.