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McMahon says anecdotal information suggests the laws have enabled authorities to punish behaviour with significant jail time that would otherwise have been difficult to prosecute, including stopping a partner from seeking or continuing employment; inspecting a partner’s home or body for evidence of infidelity; threats to expose private photographs of a partner or ex-partner; threatening self-harm to prevent a partner leaving a relationship; threatening to harm a partner’s pets; demanding that their partner eat certain foods; or that they sleep on the floor. … [Read more...] about Coercive control and domestic abuse: what might have saved Hannah Clarke and her children?
To mark Oculi’s 20th anniversary, it has expanded its ranks to include nine Australian and Australia-based visual storytellers: Mridula Amin, Conor Ashleigh and Meg Hewitt from Sydney, James Bugg, Tajette O’Halloran and Abigail Varneyin Melbourne, Rachel Mounsey in Mallacoota, and Dr Judith Crispin and photographic duo Kenton/Davey (Aishah Kenton and Sean Davey) from Canberra. … [Read more...] about Oculi: the photography collective’s startling vision of Australian life – in pictures
But many artists – particularly those in ceramics – are seeing knock-on effects from the broader economic downturn. “Those who derive a lot of their income from teaching and workshops have had that income dry up at the same time as commissioned work from the hospitality sector has disappeared,” Parkes said. “The mess the restaurant industry finds itself in at the moment means that all of those projects have been put on hold or abandoned completely.” … [Read more...] about ‘It’s like our future has gone’: visual artists facing existential threat post Covid-19