Family violence

Domestic violence: understanding the shadow pandemic

As one plague battered the world this year, another was hiding in the shadows. Domestic violence rates soared souring lockdown – with experts working hard to find ways to help victims. Nemanya Medic reports

Call to boost family violence services

The creator of a non-profit family violence organisation in the western suburbs is calling for more to be done to help tackle the demand on services like hers. Breck Carter reports.

Survivors want better police support

One in six Australian women have experienced violence and one a week is killed on average by a current or former partner. Amanda Kirkovski talks to some who have endured abuse.

Young and alone

More young people are fleeing home but exclusion from society still traps them. Cleona Mirdin reports.

Elderly targetted in online scams

Older Australians are struggling to stay safe online, with email deception and a lack of password protection proving to be big problems, writes Madeleine Neale.