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Submission to Joint Select Committee on Coercive Control_NSW

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posted on 23.02.2021, 03:38 by Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Sandra Walklate, Silke Meyer, Ellen Reeves, Marie Segrave, Jasmine McGowan

This submission has been prepared by members of the Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre (MGFVPC).


Our submission provides a response to the Government’s Discussion Paper. It is structured into five main sections:


  1. Defining and understanding what constitutes coercive control

  2. Coercive control as a key risk factor prior to intimate partner femicide

  3. The suitability of existing legal frameworks in New South Wales

  4. How we can best address coercive control.

  5. A whole of system responses to coercive control

Our submission makes 10 recommendations to the Committee.


The submission also provides summary details of current research led by MGFVPC researchers to improve understandings of, and responses to coercive and controlling behaviours.

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