Posted 10-12-2020
DV campaigners call for review of ‘outdated’ provocation laws

“The Brisbane Domestic Violence Service obviously has concerns that there are parts of the legislation in the Queensland justice system that is enabling abusive partners to justify violent acts under defence of provocation,” said BDVS Service Manager, Kelly-ann Tansley.

Posted 01-12-2020
'The worst year': domestic violence soars in Australia during Covid-19

At Brisbane Domestic Violence Service, demand across all programs, including legal support, counselling and casework, has increased 30%, says the chief executive, Karyn Walsh.

Posted 27-11-2020
Police join Orange The World Day at Westfield Chermside

Police from North Brisbane joined with multiple support agencies to engage with the community and local shoppers at Westfield Chermside, to spread the word that we should live in a world where there is no violence against women and girls.

Posted 16-11-2020
Brisbane DV survivor now teaches businesses how to spot signs of abuse

Former business leader and BDVS Resound Survivor Advocate, Jo Mason is now in the business of helping employers recognise and address signs of domestic violence in their staff.

Posted 22-10-2020
Suspect your partner of ‘coercive control’? Watch for these red flags

Coercive control is when your partner starts to erode all your privacy, independence and freedom. Often it can be hard to tell when it crosses that line, from being just a normal part of a relationship, to abuse - particularly when we tend to associate domestic violence with physical harm.

Posted 20-10-2020
You should never have to ask for access to your own money in a relationship

After escaping from a violent and controlling relationship, BDVS Resound Advocate, Susie* explains why love should never mean you have to ask for access to your own money.

Posted 17-06-2020
Virtual Summit responds to domestic and family violence during COVID-19

Key organisations across Queensland are finalising preparations to take part in a landmark virtual summit tomorrow (Wednesday 6 May), responding to the impact of COVID-19 on domestic and family violence services across Queensland.

Posted 17-06-2020
What to do to protect yourself from a cyberstalking ex

When Lisa* left her abusive partner, he hid a tracking device on her car.

In the five months they'd been together, he'd installed spyware on her phone and used fake social media accounts to monitor her page. He always knew where she was.

Posted 17-06-2020
Queensland pre-social media stalking laws 'must be rewritten'

Queensland's stalking laws must be rewritten because they were shaped before social media and "intelligent" mobile phones, three domestic violence agencies agree.

Domestic violence agencies constantly report aggrieved partners using mobile phones, text messages, Facebook and other social media accounts to track, taunt and abuse their partners.

Posted 17-06-2020
Grieving community honours Hannah Clarke and her children at rallies against domestic violence

Grieving communities have rallied across Queensland to remember the victims of domestic and family violence after the murder-suicide of Hannah Clarke and her three children on Wednesday.

Micah Projects CEO Karyn Walsh — a not-for-profit support organisation — said the rallies provided an opportunity to raise awareness of the issue and to demand change.

"We want to make a difference. We want to see women and children living free of violence," Ms Walsh said.