QUT discrimination case exposes Human Rights Commission failings

Murdoch University, The Conversation

­ QUT student Calum Thwaites arrives at the Federal Court in Brisbane. AAP/Dan Peled In a decision that was seen as a litmus test for the controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) (RDA), the Federal Circuit Court has dismissed Cindy Prior’s case against Queensland University of Technology students Alex Wood, Calum […]

Cassie Jaye’s Red Pill too truthful for feminists to tolerate

Bettina Arndt, The Australian

  Cassie Jaye at the world premiere of The Red Pill earlier this month. Picture: Ian Stroud Bettina Arndt Columnist @thebettinaarndt “The Red Pill: The movie about men that feminists didn’t want you to see.” This was the provocative headline that ran in Britain’s The Telegraph last November, a teaser for a documentary made by […]

Pauline Hanson gets her wish: child support to be audite

by Fleur Anderson - AFR

The audit will focus on the effectives of the agencies’ enforcement activities, including intercepting tax refunds and reviewing the accuracy of parents’ tax returns. (not too much here about reassessing the formula and stopping CSA from creating their own version of a payer’s income)

New DV Guidelines turn shows of displeasure into ‘violence’

“Unfortunately these guidelines constitute a major threat to fundamental rights in Australia, including due process, property rights and parental rights”.

Funding for male victims of DV helps Mark Rayner

Funding for male victims of DV helps Mark Rayner 19 Aug 2016, 2 p.m. Lynn Field Dubbo anti-domestic violence campaigner Lynn Field has welcomed $13 million in NSW government funding for male victims of domestic violence. The funding was announced in the this year’s budget and will be used to establish victim services Ms Field, […]

“Real Men Do Cry” Documentary Highlights the Physical and Mental Effects of Domestic Abuse on Male Victims

https://youtu.be/PbjBc9CipBg  The ManKind Initiative, Britain’s first charity to support male victims of domestic abuse, has today launched a new groundbreaking and sensitive documentary portraying the real stories and experiences of male victims of domestic abuse in the UK. The documentary is released as part of the wider #uksaysnomore1 campaign that aims to end domestic abuse […]

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Domestic violence: data shows women are not the only victims | The Weekend Australian Inquirer The University of Queensland’s Kim Halford suggests that perhaps three-quarters of a million children witness both parents engaged in domestic violence. BETTINA ARNDT Columnist @thebettinaarndt Eva Solberg is a Swedish politician, a proud feminist who holds an important post as chairwoman of the […]

Nationals could help Pauline Hanson put Family Court back in the spotlight

ABC - By political reporter Eliza Borrello

Photo: Ms Hanson says the Family Court system is “destroying families”. Related Story: Where do the crossbenchers stand on the major issues? Related Story: The resurgence of Pauline Hanson’s One Nation Pauline Hanson’s success at the federal election could put the Family Court back in the spotlight, with some Nationals believing her push to abolish […]

Blokes alone not to blame for domestic violence

The Australian - Bettina Arndt - Opinion Page 22

“For years now, all the key players in our well-orchestrated domestic violence sector have been singing from the same page, happily accepting government money to promote the idea that domestic violence is all about dangerous men terrorising their partners.   Malcolm Turnbull is on record boasting that the government is spending “hundreds of millions” of […]

Rise in men taking out domestic violence orders against mothers and partners at Southport Court

Alexandria Utting, Gold Coast Bulletin

Support workers have expressed doubt about DVOs some men are taking out against their partners. GOLD Coast men are taking out domestic-violence orders against their mothers, partners and relatives but support workers are sceptical of the ­applications’ legitimacy. About 30 per cent of domestic-violence and family protection orders at Southport Magistrates Court in the first […]