Ann O’Neill, like Rosie Batty, is an amazing woman. Both have survived horrendous domestic violence. They have been traumatised. Their children have been killed.
I had the privilege of hearing Ann speak to a small group this morning. Hence another blog about domestic terrorism.
Dr Ann O’Neil
Domestic terrorism is a concept used by Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year 2015. Its effects on victims are similar to those of political terrorism.
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Journalism in Australia is about to take a giant step forward.
The Walkley Foundation for Excellence in Journalism will administer new awards for superlative media coverage of domestic violence.
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Our Watch Awards for excellence in media coverage of domestic violence were inaugurated last week.
These awards are a major step towards preventing family violence in Australia.
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Domestic violence has finally become a matter of national importance.
Earlier this year I was jubilant when Rosie Batty was named Australian of the Year, 2015. Rosie Batty was a victim of domestic violence. Her son, Luke, was battered to death by his father during an access visit on a cricket oval. She campaigns against domestic violence.
Rosie Batty, Australian of the Year 2015, victim of domestic violence