In social security circles, the “couple rule” is used to bind a couple (and what payments they can receive) together. Disappointingly, this system deals exclusively in black and white and leaves no space for victims.
2020 is one month old, but five women have already met their end. In the majority of cases, they knew the aggressor. There has been very little national discussion about it. Why?
While the nation has made progress in how they view domestic violence, I know that some things have not changed, and how far we have to go.
I plucked up the courage to escape him, but social media was one aspect I hadn’t counted on.
The QLD police officer that misused his powers has now been charged without fronting court. Despite this, the system continues to protect him.