RECENT NEWS ARTICLES

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Thursday
Feb042010

Dad finds children dead in bathtub (Canada)

His greatest fear was that his estranged wife would take his children from their home in a tiny, snowy town in Canada, and run away to Australia.

So scared was he of losing them, he'd taken their passports and hidden them away.

The effort was in vain: Curtis McConnell, 31, of Millet, near Edmonton in Alberta, on Tuesday entered the house he once shared with his infant children to find something so much worse.

According to local reports, his wife, Allyson Louise McConnell, formerly of Gosford on the NSW central coast, had not taken the children.

She had allegedly drowned them in the bathtub and left their bodies in the water, for him to find.

Mr McConnell pulled the children - Connor, 2, and Jayden, 10 months - from the tub.

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Thursday
Feb042010

Australian mother Alyson McConnell drowned her sons in a bath, court hears (Canada)

An Australian woman who allegedly drowned her two young children in a bath in Canada was trying to bring them back to her home on the NSW Central Coast. Canadian police have alleged Allyson McConnell, from Gosford, killed her children on Monday afternoon then tried to commit suicide by jumping off a bridge. The 31-year-old suffered multiple broken bones and was taken to hospital in Edmonton, Alberta.

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Saturday
Jan302010

A Hidden Crime: Domestic Violence Against Men Is a Growing Problem (USA)

Amid the media frenzy over Tiger Woods and Bengals receiver Chris Henry, a key aspect of both stories slipped through the cracks: Like millions of other men, Woods and Henry were -- allegedly at least -- the victims of domestic violence perpetrated by their wives or girlfriends. Beyond its brutal physical and psychological costs, domestic violence against men exacts a cruel economic toll at the personal, societal and national levels.

For the most part, the media, authorities and average citizens see domestic violence as a crime that is committed by men and victimizes women. Consequently, funding to combat the problem has overwhelmingly been spent on programs that support women.

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Wednesday
Jan272010

Attack on boyfriend included frying pan and a kitchen knife (Canada)

Hampton - After beating him with a frying pan and stabbing him with a kitchen knife, a Rothesay woman avoided jailtime and returned home with her victim/boyfriend.

Judge Henrik Tonning couldn't deny if the male/female roles were reversed, the penalty would likely be harsher.

Instead, he followed the joint recommendation of Crown prosecutor Kelly Winchester and defence lawyer Al Levine by sentencing Mary Lisa Joyce Carrier to a six-month conditional sentence, followed by one year's probation for assault causing bodily harm.

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Wednesday
Jan272010

Bias against men in domestic violence cases

If you thought domestic violence was only a women's issue - think again.

Local help agencies have come under attack for their alleged biased response to domestic violence ignoring a seemingly growing trend of female perpetrators and non-existent support for male victims.

Around 30 per cent of domestic violence protection applications are believed to be lodged by men with numbers uncertain due to a monopolised help service system according to co-director of the Men's Right Agency, Sue Price.

Following a report in the Townsville Sun on January 13, Ms Price said most help agencies took a prejudiced stance towards female perpetrators.

"Women's groups are in total denial that women can be violent and they maintain that stand because they want to garner all the funding that's available under the domestic violence legislation," she said.

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