The political silence on domestic violence.

It's the people and places.

“Brutal people, often with a history of violence, are getting it into their heads to pick on a vulnerable individual. It is utterly cowardly. It’s brutal, it’s gratuitous, it’s utterly unprovoked and it should be dealt with very severely by the police and the courts…

As Prime Minister I accept that the fundamental responsibility in this area lies with state governments. It’s not just Barry O’Farrell’s problem, it’s an issue that communities are facing in suburbs and regional centres across Australia.

While we all want to see the courts absolutely throw the book at people who perpetrate this kind of gratuitous, unprovoked violence, we have to recognise that courts can only act after a crime…

We need to tackle this issue in a comprehensive and considered way. We don’t need kneejerk reactions and stunts that give the illusion of action, but don’t make any real, lasting difference…

While this is…

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