Could coercive control become a crime in Australia? | ABC News

Coercive control is not a new phenomenon, but it’s gained more attention in recent years as women’s safety groups demand it be made a crime.

Campaigners in the UK have led the way, successfully pushing for new laws to make the insidious form of non-physical abuse illegal.

Federal politicians in Australian have turned to them for insight, as they consider what more can be done to protect women and children.

Political reporter Nour Haydar explains.

Family and domestic violence support services:
1800 Respect national helpline: 1800 737 732
Women’s Crisis Line: 1800 811 811
Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
Lifeline (24 hour crisis line): 131 114
Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277

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