LETTERS TO THE ED: Coercive control can be invisible crime
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
The first anniversary of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her three children by her partner, again highlights the failure of our society to fully recognise or eliminate the fallout of “relationship” or “domestic violence”, an euphemism for “criminal assault”.
The UK has legislated “coercive control” is now a crime, while Australia is still deliberating. Despite often the lack of visible signs, it is a means of disempowering and disrespecting victims to control by physical, emotional, financial or psychological means.
It is not always believed or recognised by the broader community, because it can be an invisible crime, well hidden behind closed doors.
With children in relationships, it is even more dangerous for victims to break away from perpetrators who rule with fists of iron.
Many tolerate the terror for the sake of children or a roof over their heads.
Victims fear judgment by authorities as bad or negligent carers, so may remain trapped in the grip of their persecutors.
Domestic violence is a multi-headed snake, minimised as “domestics”.
Governments become mediators or arbitrators, but have few solutions.
But this insidious crime is destroying our communities.
“A house divided against itself cannot stand.”
- Eloise Rowe, Tannum Sands
HARRY’S VIEW ON THE BILOELA TAMIL FAMILY
Billionaire Bill Gates has provided an ominous view of a future far worse than what the world has seen during the coronavirus pandemic.
Damian Crager: How does he know what’s in the future. Anyone know where he is hiding his time machine?
Stella Hughes Smith: Some don’t even want to listen to David Attenborough who has watched the decline of our world for decades so why would anyone believe Gates????
Lynn Grady: BG needs to crawl back into his hole. Why do so many put this man on a pedastal? The whole climate change emissions thing is a scam.
Greg Newman: Preaching more BS because he doesn’t have to worry about a pay cheque.
Christine Hunt: Gates, stop scaring the people of the world, it’s doing my stress levels up.
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