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Submission on the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022

September 2022

The ALS has long recognised the highly disproportionate impact of all forms of violence, including of coercive control on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and in particular, on women and children.

We assert that safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and households must be a priority, with solutions to end violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and children existing in the resilience and strength of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

We are of the view that criminalising behaviour of the kind proposed by the Crimes Legislation Amendment (coercive control) Bill 2O22 (NSW) (‘the Bill’), albeit problematic and unacceptable behaviour, cannot and must not be the primary way in which government address family and domestic violence.

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