The too-often deadly consequences of dowry-related abuse in Australia must urgently be tackled with new national laws identifying the "pernicious" cultural practice as a form of domestic violence, the final report of a Senate inquiry recommends.
In effectively banning Ben Barba from ever returning to its competition, the NRL has sent a clear message to abusive players. But given its history on such matters, can it be trusted?
The baby killed in a suspected murder-suicide this week is part of an alarming trend. At least one child is killed by a parent each fortnight, and mothers are increasingly the perpetrators, writes Terry Goldsworthy.
Todd Greenberg says Ben Barba won't have a way back into the sport if he is found to have assaulted his partner, saying "we won't tolerate misbehaviour and the sanctions will be extremely strong".
An anti-domestic violence campaign group denies allegations it reported The Battered Wife fish and chip shop to authorities or encouraged anyone to harass the beleaguered Innisfail business in far north Queensland.
The former prime minister has been lauded as "great" by Scott Morrison who says he gave Australians a reminder we all have a responsibility to call domestic violence out.
A Senate inquiry has been told scores of payday lending horror stories, including a man with credit card debt who was given thousands of dollars in short-term loans.
As we lap up fictional versions of female incarceration on our television — the glamorous inmates in cult hit Orange is the New Black or the grittier Wentworth — an unprecedented number of women are steadily flowing into the blunt brick prisons dotting our nation.