While coercive control legislation would mark a monumental shift away from the violence model of abuse, which sensationalises discrete episodes of physical assault, the reality is that the laws are unlikely, in and of themselves, to serve victims’ needs and prevent future harm.
Aspects of the Federal Budget 2020-2021 have raised serious concerns for human rights in Australia. The following is a short overview of Right Now’s initial views on the budget.
Not a psychological thriller, nor a whodunnit, Jessica Moor’s debut novel, The Keeper, is emphathic and diligent in it’s efforts to move issues surrounding domestic violence into the mainstream
There is no manual for how to practice criminal law, or how to manage the day-to-day stresses, how to manage your clients, their family, or their friends.
MIFF 68 1/2, 2020’s online version of the festival, is streaming across Australia from 6-23 of August. MIFF is bringing to the country another round of captivating and inspiring films and our writers discuss four of Right Now’s top picks.
Companies are facing increased scrutiny over modern slavery, but where do we stand on human trafficking?
This collection explores the varied experiences of living in the Arab diaspora in Australia, countering the portrayal of the Australian media, which ranges from homogenisation to racism.
Australia has yet to grapple in a co-ordinated and meaningful way with the pervasiveness and severity of coercive control in the lives of abused Australian women.
Natalie D-Napoleon’s poem is from a body of work that explores motherhood, from both a political and personal perspective, and the silencing of women’s voices.
Through the eyes of five remarkable women, Clare Wright explores the battle for women’s votes. Wright reestablishes these forgotten suffragettes and ensures that history will remember their inspiring example.
Equal parts funny, empowering and moving, Lindy West’s book of essays The Witches Are Coming focuses on feminism and protest, asking us not to despair, but to be empowered and to act.