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“Your Court Your Safety” a booklet to help deal with domestic violence

By johnboy - 3 December 2012 54

Joy Burch has launched a resource booklet to help those struggling with domestic violence survive the courts:

The booklet “Your Court Your Safety” provides guidance and information on support services to victims of domestic violence to empower and assist them.

“We know one in three Australian women will experience domestic violence in their life time.” Minister Burch said.

“The impact can be psychologically, socially, economically on women, children, families and the community as a whole in both the short and long term,

“This practical resource provides advice and support and will contribute to an increased sense of safety for women.

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“Your Court Your Safety” a booklet to help deal with domestic violence
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kea 1:39 pm
03 Dec 12
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If we could just get one thing straight first….

Its not Domestic Violence ..its Assault with Grievous Bodily Harm..

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Pitchka 1:58 pm
03 Dec 12
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So Domestic is ok?

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Diggety 2:40 pm
03 Dec 12
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Just women?

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kea 2:54 pm
03 Dec 12
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Diggety said :

Just women?

Do we have to right all wrongs against men before we can address the wrongs against women?

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poetix 3:05 pm
03 Dec 12
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This may be a valuable resource, but I have to say that I think the title is awful. When I read ‘Your court’ I immediately thought of the expression ‘the ball’s in your court’ which is a way of saying ‘take responsibility for what’s happening to you’. Almost pull up your socks. Why not just ‘Your safety: a legal guide for victims of domestic violence’?

You don’t always need something that sounds like an ad.

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p1 3:45 pm
03 Dec 12
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kea said :

Diggety said :

Just women?

Do we have to right all wrongs against men before we can address the wrongs against women?

Do we need to exclude men who might be suffering from domestic violence from a program campaign like this?

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kea 4:01 pm
03 Dec 12
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p1 said :

Do we need to exclude men who might be suffering from domestic violence from a program campaign like this?

Right now the system is skewed in favour of the perpetrator due the nature of “domestic violence”.. this is a service for the victims.. of which the majority tend to be women.. I suppose when the stats are up at “1 in 3 men are experiencing domestic violence” the program will shift their focus accordingly..

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nyssa1976 4:07 pm
03 Dec 12
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kea is right, we need to look at this for what is actually is – ASSAULT. Not cover it up with BS names. If you assault another person you can be charged and jailed. If you commit DV, well you can be returned to you house in less than 24 hours with no dramas.

The sooner abuse on partners, spouses and children is taken more seriously the sooner these losers will be held accountable for their actions.

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460cixy 4:13 pm
03 Dec 12
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p1 said :

kea said :

Diggety said :

Just women?

Do we have to right all wrongs against men before we can address the wrongs against women?

Do we need to exclude men who might be suffering from domestic violence from a program campaign like this?

Men don’t suffer the same problems as the women have you not listened to the raving feminists? And no I don’t condone domestic violence against any one.

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p1 4:28 pm
03 Dec 12
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kea said :

p1 said :

Do we need to exclude men who might be suffering from domestic violence from a program campaign like this?

Right now the system is skewed in favour of the perpetrator due the nature of “domestic violence”.. this is a service for the victims.. of which the majority tend to be women.. I suppose when the stats are up at “1 in 3 men are experiencing domestic violence” the program will shift their focus accordingly..

Everything you say is perfectly correct. But nothing you say is a reason to word the media release in such a way that is exclude a group which is a minority amongst a marginalised group.

I totally agree with you that the “domestic violence” label only seems to make it okay to consider it differently to “real/bad/normal violence” that other people suffer.

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Diggety 4:42 pm
03 Dec 12
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kea said :

Diggety said :

Just women?

Do we have to right all wrongs against men before we can address the wrongs against women?

No. Nobody suggested that.

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kea 5:01 pm
03 Dec 12
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“Minister for Women” was a dead giveaway

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m00nee 6:12 pm
03 Dec 12
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kea said :

p1 said :

Do we need to exclude men who might be suffering from domestic violence from a program campaign like this?

Right now the system is skewed in favour of the perpetrator due the nature of “domestic violence”.. this is a service for the victims.. of which the majority tend to be women.. I suppose when the stats are up at “1 in 3 men are experiencing domestic violence” the program will shift their focus accordingly..

Actually Ikea, spousal abuse is actually not a female only issue as some womens groups would have people believe. Studies have shown the level of domestic assaults against males range between 33% and 47%. In plain english, one-in-three to one-in-two.

http://www.oneinthree.com.au/overview/
http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/85-224-x/85-224-x2010000-eng.pdf

It’s about time that the government started looking at domestic assaults as a community issue, regardless of race, religion or gender.

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dpm 6:20 pm
03 Dec 12
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kea said :

“Minister for Women” was a dead giveaway

You seem a tad agressive to some simple comments/queries.
Perhaps if the blurb said: ‘New resource empowers *female* victims of domestic violence’, and ‘The booklet “Your Court Your Safety” provides guidance and information on support services to *female* victims of domestic violence to empower and assist them.’ etc etc…
No one is saying women aren’t way more likely to experience voilence, but it’s also true that it isn’t exclusively women who are on the receiving end.
I mean surely it wouldn’t have been too hard to make it more gender-neutral (except for maybe the stats) so people would have no reason to query/complain in the first place?
P.S She’s also the minister for ‘disability, children and young people’…..

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poetix 8:02 pm
03 Dec 12
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m00nee said :

Actually Ikea,…
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Her user name is not Ikea.

dpm said :

kea said :

“Minister for Women” was a dead giveaway

You seem a tad agressive to some simple comments/queries.
…..

Textbook playing the woman, not the ball…Detracts from the rest of the comment.

Now back to puns and moths, if at all possible.

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