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11 November 2022: Draft National Principles to Address Coercive Control

At the recent Meeting of Attorneys-General, now referred to as the Standing Council of Attorneys-General, all jurisdictions agreed to take collective action to address family, domestic and sexual violence.

Draft National Principles to Address Coercive Control have been developed to create a shared national understanding of coercive control – a pattern of abusive behaviour that a perpetrator uses to create and keep power over another person or persons. A shared understanding is critical for improving community awareness of coercive control, and supporting the safety of Australians, particularly women and children.

If you would like to participate in the consultation process on the draft National Principles, please complete the online survey by Friday 11 November 2022.

Further information on the draft National Principles can be found here.