Mother ‘hated son’ who looked like dad, court told

Emily Ritchie - The Australian

A mother accused of murdering her three-year-old son reportedly told police she hated him because he looked like his father, a man she wished was dead. The woman said she had thought about killing her son because she “loved him, but just didn’t connect with him”. “There was a part of me that hated him […]

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 […]

Murder-suicide surviving daughter: “The Family Court completely failed us”

http://www.kidspot.com.au/parenting/real-life/in-the-news/murder-suicide-surviving-daughter-the-family-court-completely-failed-us Kidspot Editor | 4 February 2016 Grace Cuzens was just 13 years old when her mother murdered her two sisters before taking her own life. Now 17, she has spoken out about her traumatic childhood and the Family Court’s place in it. This article originally appeared on Perth Now by Kate Campbell as Grace Cuzens speaks […]

The Global story of Domestic Violence against men

A powerful, animated video clip  tells the global story of DV against men, related suicide and government bias against men A lot of statistics and big impact, hugely valuable resource.  https://www.facebook.com/Antisessismo/videos/951922748195522/  

Flirting with confected outrage fails to impress women

Bettina Arndt, The Australian, Opinion

Flirting with confected outrage fails to impress women What a joke. West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle laughingly makes a pass on national television during an interview with Network Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin. Illustration: Eric Lobbecke Predictably, commentators line up to condemn the man’s offensive behaviour as yet another example of vulnerable women needing protection from […]

Woman to face murder charge after Riverwood stabbing victims dies

Updated yesterday at 6:02pm Photo: The Riverwood house where a woman allegedly stabbed her partner in the chest. (ABC News: Luke Rosen) Related Story: Woman charged after man allegedly stabbed in Sydney’s south Map: Riverwood 2210   A woman is expected to face an upgraded charge of murder after the man she allegedly stabbed in […]

More mothers kill their children

The main killers of children in Australia, according to the latest statistics from the Australian Institute of Criminology (2010-2012), are:   Mothers (47%, n=20) Fathers (30%, n=13) Mothers’ new male partners (19%, n=8)   The phrase “women and children” excludes the fact that many killers of children are women. By consciously ignoring this fact, Keneally, […]

Male victims of domestic violence: Police facebook post stirs debate on controversial issue

MATT PEARSON, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH

  A Facebook post by NSW Police has sparked a passionate social media debate on an issue many suggest society — and the police themselves — sweep under the carpet. The post, written this morning, sets a typical domestic violence scene but plays with assumptions to highlight this statistic: “Last year, 1 in every 5 […]

Queensland woman, 58, ‘tried to kill two boys in house fire’

A WOMAN has been charged with trying to kill two young boys in a house fire in southeast Queensland.  The 58-year-old woman was charged on Tuesday with two counts of attempted murder and one count of arson in relation to the fire at a house at Morayfield, north of Brisbane, in February. It is alleged […]

Children most often killed by mothers – NZ

Otago Daily Times

Chilling New Zealand figures http://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/227441/children-most-often-killed-mothers New Zealand mothers kill more children than any other group in society and men are victims of domestic violence as often as women, a police investigation has found. The Family Violence Death Review, released today by police, found mothers were responsible for 45 per cent of children killed by domestic […]