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Experts from Scotland who led push to criminalise coercive control give evidence to Australian committee – ABC News

Scotland has laws that are considered the “gold standard” for protecting women and children from unseen types of abuse. Now, Australia is interested to find out…

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Scotland has laws that are considered the “gold standard” for protecting women and children from coercive control and they have caught the eye of Australian politicians.
Key points:

  • Scotland brought in laws criminalising coercive control last year
  • Federal politicians in Australia have turned to the people who developed them as they believe more can be done here
  • Scottish Women’s Aid chief executive Dr Marsha Scott says the old laws were ineffective at responding to coercive control

Coercive control…

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