FixedIt: yet another invisible domestic violence perpetrator

The Sunshine Coast Daily in another example of erasing violent men from the headlines.

The man (who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim) punched her in an assault she said caused her to “honestly fear for her life”.

A man who assaults his partner so viciously that she genuinely believes he might kill her is yet again invisible in the headline. As is the context and nature of his crime. It was not a random assault, it was domestic violence, as was recognised by the judge and reported in the article.

“Domestic violence is insidious, it has a wide impact upon society,” he said.

“Financial costs are substantial, victims of harm experience a lot of medical treatment, and it is a crime that needs strong deterrence because of that impact on society.”

Call it what it is. Report on what actually happened. Make the perpetrator visible.

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AUSTRALIAN HELPLINES

1800 RESPECT
Sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling and support.
24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 
Ph: 1800 737 732
www.1800respect.org.au 

Suicide Call Back Service
24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Ph: 1300 659 467
www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au

Kids Helpline
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Phone: 1800 55 1800
www.kidshelp.com.au

MensLine Australia
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Phone: 1300 78 99 78
www.mensline.org.au

Child Wise National Abuse Helpline
Mon-Fri: 9 am – 5 pm
Ph: 1800 99 10 99
www.childwise.org.au