/ 03 May 2024

A bandaid, not a cure

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Over a thousand people gathered to farewell alleged domestic violence victim Molly Ticehurst at her funeral yesterday, as her family continues to push for changes to NSW’s bail laws for offenders. Her father Tony told mourners, “every parent wants their child to change the world, but not at this cost”. It comes as federal and state governments are facing criticism for their “bandaid” approach to Australia’s “national crisis” of men’s violence against women following Wednesday’s emergency National Cabinet meeting. A raft of measures costing about $1 billion were announced, but advocates say it’s not enough and more needs to be done to deal with violent men before they act. PM Anthony Albanese has responded to the criticism, saying “it’s not job done” and “governments are determined to take action”.

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