Lack of police training could stymie success of coercive control laws:experts

Lack of police training could stymie success of coercive control laws:experts

Melinda Graczol,a solicitor at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions,said she supported making coercive control a crime,but it needs to be underpinned by “education and culture change” for police.

  • byCaitlin Fitzsimmons andAmelia McGuire

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Australian man accused of shooting dead his mother in Bangkok

Australian man accused of shooting dead his mother in Bangkok

Kelvin Shuo Gao,41,is in custody in the Thai capital. Xing Liu,65,was shot in the stomach twice.

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University of New England vice chancellor resigns after schoolgirl assault charge

University of New England vice chancellor resigns after schoolgirl assault charge

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Not guilty verdict after man set fatal fire to stranger’s house,laughing as it burnt

Not guilty verdict after man set fatal fire to stranger’s house,laughing as it burnt

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Former NRL hooker Michael Lichaa not guilty of assault

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Tobias Moran granted bail on charge of murdering German backpacker girlfriend

Tobias Moran granted bail on charge of murdering German backpacker girlfriend

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From the Archives,1980:Political murder in a quiet Sydney street

From the Archives,1980:Political murder in a quiet Sydney street

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University head charged with assaulting 16-year-old schoolgirl

University head charged with assaulting 16-year-old schoolgirl

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Ex-Vaucluse teacher charged with sexually assaulting five- and six-year-olds

Ex-Vaucluse teacher charged with sexually assaulting five- and six-year-olds

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Footage captures two alleged gunmen involved in Fawkner shooting

Footage captures two alleged gunmen involved in Fawkner shooting

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