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Weekly Media Roundup

January 14, 2016 at 1:16 PM

Why mothers in abusive relationships struggle to parent:

Mothers trapped in abusive relationships struggle to parent effectively, as their partner tries to control and undermine their bond with their children, new research shows.

One third of parents experience domestic violence, according to a report from Australia's National Research Organisation for Women's Safety due to be released on Monday.

"Mothering is more emotionally and physically challenging" for women in domestic violence situations, according to the research review conducted by La Trobe University and the Australian Institute of Family Studies. Data from the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children suggests that 1.9 million children are affected by parental conflict in their early to middle years.


Link to ANROWS Research report


Children had gunshot wounds before father drove off Port Lincoln wharf:

Two Australian children and their father all had gunshot wounds before their car was driven off the wharf at Port Lincoln in South Australia, police have said.



Researchers slam 'biased' alcohol study:

British anthropologist Dr Anne Fox last year released an international, alcohol industry-sponsored study which blamed New Zealand's macho culture, rather than alcohol, for violent crime.

Now, Auckland University students have published a retort, saying the study is, in a word, wrong.



Boxer Kyron Dryden's ex-girlfriend thought she was going to die during assault:

For a shocking few minutes last September the former girlfriend of professional boxer Kyron Dryden believed she was going to join Australia's most horrifying list – the one woman a week to die at the hands of a partner or former partner.



Former NRL star Wesser has domestic violence charges dropped:

Former NRL star Rhys Wesser has walked from a Sydney court after charges relating to allegations of domestic violence were dropped.

Mr Wesser, 36, was facing two charges of assault occasioning actual bodily harm over allegations he bashed girlfriend Simone Kenmore and dragged her down a flight of stairs at their Newtown unit last October.



EastEnders murder: Police were warned by family:

Police were warned three weeks ago that the partner of EastEnders actress Sian Blake had been abusing her and her children - but they did nothing to stop him fleeing the country.

Officers were told on December 16 that Arthur Simpson-Kent had been abusing Miss Blake, 43, and their two sons after a family member called an NSPCC helpline.





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