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Domestic Violence


Contact Armstrong Legal:
Sydney: (02) 9261 4555
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Amelia Trotman

Domestic violence has become a silent killer in many Queensland households in recent times.

Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviours where one person displays sheer dominance and superiority over another. Typically, a person seeks control and dominance leading them into this toxic cycle known as domestic violence. It is an ongoing behavioural pattern that gradually undermines the victim’s confidence and ability to separate from their violent partner.

Domestic violence is perceived in many forms. Whilst physical violence may be the most observable by bystanders, it can also arise in other forms such as sexual, emotional, social, spiritual and economic abuse. Depending on the severity of the abuse, each form can have a significant impact on the victim.

Specific examples of domestic violence include:

  • Isolating the victim from family and friends;
  • Prohibiting their access to financial support;
  • Restraining the victim from exercising their religious beliefs;
  • Suppressing their self-esteem;
  • Bullying and intimidating;
  • Threatening.

Domestic violence does not only occur between husband and wife. Domestic violence can happen in all kinds of relationships. It can occur in intimate relationships (partner, lover or ex-partner), parent and child, step-parents, friends or people with disabilities and their carers.

Eliminating domestic violence from Queensland households and communities requires a significant response from the criminal justice system and a range of interventions. For many, it is difficult to separate themselves from the offender as they tend to have an ongoing association due to children or family members. For these reasons, it is not easy to end domestic violence and the victims need to have access to the legal system and ways which they consider will best improve their safety.

Being exposed to, or being a victim of domestic violence, causes substantial and long-term harm to the physical and mental health of the person subject to the toxic cycle. It is urged that if you are a victim or know of someone who is experiencing domestic violence, that help is sought to put an end to the domestic violence cycle.



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