New Coalition calls for immediate action on criminalising coercive control

Today, in a game changer for Australian women, Women’s Safety NSW have joined a powerful coalition to call for state and federal governments to criminalise coercive control.

Standing with advocates across the sector including White Ribbon, Small Steps 4 Hannah, Queensland Women’s Legal Service, Women’s Community Shelters and Doctors Against Toward Women, author of ‘Look What You Made Me Do’ Jess Hill and Are Media, we have launched a criminalise coercive control campaign.

The group is calling on State and Territory governments to take immediate action on criminalising coercive control. Specifically to:

● Commit to criminalising coercive control by July 2021;

● Put in place a consultation period, particularly with organisations on the front line and domestic and family violence survivors, to provide input into how the new law would operate; and

● Guarantee the necessary resources and reform framework to ensure the judiciary and the police are equipped and trained to effectively enforce the law as intended.

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