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LOVE, POWER & CONTROL Part Two: The Australian context – The Victorian Women’s Trust Event Online
18 February 2021 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Join Jess Hill for a discussion about love, power and coercive control.
In 2015, coercive control was criminalised in England, Wales and Scotland. If Australia was to follow suit, would victim-survivors of domestic abuse be better or worse off?
Join moderator Jess Hill (author of See What You Made Me Do) and panelists, Dr Manjula O’Connor (psychiatrist and social activist); Angela Lynch AM (CEO, Women’s Legal Service QLD); and Prof Heather Douglas
(Professor of Law, Melbourne Law School) for an open discussion about the potential impact of criminalising coercive control in Australia.
What is coercive control?
Coercive control is pattern of dominating behaviour within a relationship. It can include emotional abuse, isolation, threats, intimidation, sexual coercion, financial abuse and cyber stalking. These controlling behaviours are designed to make a person dependent by isolating them from support, exploiting them, depriving them of independence and regulating their everyday behaviour.
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