Big Ideas – ABC Radio National

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How do we Stop Coercive Control and Elder Abuse?

Listen to Thelma Schwartz, Dr Heather Nancarrow and Helen Wallace in conversation with Paul Barclay (ABC Radio National) discussing the proposal to criminalise coercive control, an insidious form of domestic violence used to control, humiliate and intimidate another person.

Broadcast Wednesday 9 February 2022 at 8.05 pm.

Older Australians and women are often the targets of coercive and controlling behaviour, but it is difficult to prevent and police. Some argue this is because existing laws are inadequate.

Would criminalising coercive control make a difference?

Zoom webinar recorded on 30 November 2021. Organised by Caxton Legal Centre , in conjunction with the law schools of University of Queensland, QUT and Griffith University.

Thelma Schwartz – Principal Legal Officer, Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service.
Dr Heather Nancarrow – former CEO, ANROWS, Australia’s National Research Organisation for Women’s Safety; Adjunct Professor of Practice at Monash University; Adjunct Research Fellow at the Griffith Criminology Institute
Helen Wallace – Social Work Practice director, Caxton Legal Centre