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Jun272017

TV program wants to talk with men who have experienced domestic violence

** Update: Due to an overwhleming number of responses, SBS have told us they have enough male victims to talk to for the time being. Thank you to eveyone who responded! **

We have been contacted by Roje Augustin, one of the Producers with the SBS TV program Insight

She is in the initial research phase of looking into the issue of domestic violence against men with the view to possibly running a show on the topic at a future date. What she’d love at this stage is to talk to some men about their experiences and personal stories.

Anyone interested can contact Roje directly at 02 9430 3178 or by email at roje.augustin@sbs.com.au.

Here is a link to the Insight website to give an idea of the show’s format, which is basically a weekly panel talk show that focuses on personal stories on a given topic.

Thanks so much for your help!

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Reader Comments (3)

Here is the essence of violence against our kids and their parents. Here is an immediate sollution to it as well. http://ccprcentre.org/decision/16610

June 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterArek Zoltowski

Just a thought in terms of framing the debate: According to the Australian National Resource Organisation for Women's Safety (not Men's Rights Activists by any stretch) one in four victims (24%) of IPV is male. This is stated in their Key Statistics pamphlets (https://anrows.org.au/sites/default/files/Violence-Against-Australian-Women-Key-Statistics.pdf)
as 1 in 5 women and 1 in 19 men have experienced sexual or physical violence from a current or former partner. My maths could need checking.

June 28, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMark Jackson

I lived with demstic violence while in a relationship for 8yrs, after I told her to leave she took my kids as I had to move from the house we were renting . My first weekend to have the children I picked them up and told the mother that the 2 bedroom unit with 2 kid's and 3 adults that smoke pot multiple times per day was not where I want my kids living I got told I had no choice in the matter .. I got leagle info about my rites and there was no orders in place so on my next weekend with my kids I never returned them and started with leagle help to get orders in place .. I never stoped the mother from seeing her children as I got full custody she took me back to court several times and didn't win .. 7yrs later she decided she wanted revenge on me and paid $20.000.00 and got me back in court because I was advised by child services and cpu from the police to trust my gut instincts and not to send the kids to the mother for the weekend if I believe it was not safe .. now reason I did not send them to there mother for the weekend was that I was making dinner one nite when my daughter was 3yrs old and said to myself , nanny , and a mate of mine that was there at that time that the kids mother's partner had touched her in her private parts and also physically hurting my son also
. Well I now have had my children taken from me and given to the mother and now the mother went back to court and has now told the courts that the kids are at risk in my care and I have not heard from my kids in months now ..and no one has spoken to the children .. I was not given a fair trial apart from the contravention order I had no idea why I was there she dropped the contravention before we walked into the court room .. so I should have left but instead it turned into a full blown cousturdy battle over 6 days I never got any paperwork for it I only got the contravention paperwork and my lawyer and barrista sat there for the full 6 days and never helped me not once so I don't know how they think that's a fair trial when I had not a clue why I was there ..

June 29, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDean

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