publication . Article . 2006

Narratives of Domestic Violence

Hunter, Rosemary;
Closed Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2006
  • Publisher: The Law Book Company Limited
  • Country: United Kingdom
Abstract
Second wave feminists in Australia brought the social issue of domestic violence out of the suburban shadows and into the activist and policy spotlight in the 1970s. Subsequent feminist-inspired law reforms around domestic violence included the introduction of state domestic violence order regimes in the 1980s, and amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) in 1995 to specify family violence as one of the matters to be taken into account by the Family Court in\ud determining the best interests of the child. These laws were generally underpinned by a particular analysis of domestic violence developed by feminist advocates and activists working with battered wome...
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