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Peter Dutton has appealed a decision by the federal court to hear claims against him as the minister for home affairs, for alleged negligence and breaches of duty of care lodged by people seeking asylum who are being held in detention in Nauru and PNG.
That is what the high court will decide today – whether those claims can be heard.
The parliamentary inquiry into domestic, family and sexual violence will be looking at coercive control in its coming hearings. Journalist Jess Hill has done great work in this space if you need more information – but not all domestic violence is physical. Controlling someone is just as dangerous.
On Thursday evening, the House Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee will hear from representatives of Scottish Women’s Aid and the Women’s Aid Federation England about the operation of coercive control legislation in those jurisdictions.
On Friday, the committee will hear further evidence from federal government agencies involved in the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, as well as the National Mental Health Commission, the New South Wales government, and business groups.