Australia’s state and territory attorney-generals have agreed to create a national plan to address coercive control after meeting with federal counterpart Mark Dreyfus. “A stain on our national soul,” said the prime minister of Australia. Perpetrators could face seven years’ of jail time under the New South Wales coercive control laws. When is the Netherlands going to do the same? It is about time and very much needed indeed.
Doctor Ramani explains what coercive control means: