THE VIOLENCE THEY SUFFER

THE VIOLENCE THEY SUFFER

Four men made headlines recently for chasing down a knife-wielding man in a crowded Sydney street and, armed only with milk crates and chairs, tackling him to the ground, disarming him and detaining him until police arrived.  The male firefighters who leapt out of...
LEAVE STRESS

LEAVE STRESS

Recent legislative changes in New Zealand introducing 10 days paid leave for victims of domestic violence, are likely to throw up some thorny issues on both sides of ‘The Ditch.” The innovative initiative rightly has been lauded as a welcome boon to New Zealand’s...
BETWEEN MAIN AND DESSERT

BETWEEN MAIN AND DESSERT

“So what did you think of the Baden-Clay decision?” It was the question I’d been dreading all night. As soon as it hit the dinner table seven pairs of accusing eyes turned my way, waiting for the slightest slip-up. “Well…” A smart guy once gave me some handy advice –...
A CALL TO ALL GOOD MEN

A CALL TO ALL GOOD MEN

It’s high time for good men to stand up and do something about domestic violence. Last year domestic violence was the leading cause of death and injury in women under 45 in this country. It reportedly accounted for 40 per cent of police time, and cost the economy...

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