Coercive & controlling behaviour set to become criminal offence in NSW
Rachael Natoli, Founder of the Lokahi Foundation, joins Luke Grant to talk about that terrible cowardly abuse referred to as coercive and controlling behaviour which is set to become a criminal offense in NSW.
In a rare display of unity, a crossbench parliamentary inquiry unanimously recommended this week that coercive control – a pattern of oppressive behaviour that can include controlling a victim’s money, appearance, movement and contact with family – should be made a criminal offense.
The committee heard evidence that 99 percent of intimate partner homicides – 111 out of 112 cases – between 2008 and 2016 in NSW had been preceded by elements of coercive control.
*The Lokahi Foundation, provides a wide range of support services for women who have been victims of Domestic and Family abuse.
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