Does Australia Have a Violence Problem?


Last week Australians were rocked by the news that a seemingly normal man ended the lives of his three kids and wife in horrific circumstances. Some have come out and said the perpetrator might have been “driven to it” and that “these things happen”. LiveTribers, does Australia have a violence problem? Has it always been this way? And what do you think needs to be done to stop this?

Posted by on 24 Feb 2020

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    Daria

    Huge gaps in support system in Perth. They should follow Melbournes example as its a mess here.

    Posted by Daria on 12 Mar 2020

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    john

    more shelters for victims to escape to; more social pressure against violence

    Posted by john on 08 Mar 2020

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    Jeffrey

    Already answered twice

    Posted by Jeffrey on 07 Mar 2020

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    Jeffrey

    The world in the past 10 years in particular has become a more difficult place to live in again due primarily to shortage of personal income.

    Posted by Jeffrey on 07 Mar 2020

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    Jeffrey

    Unfortunately shortage of money tends to create violence. Again lack of employment worsens this problem. Common sense,hard work and luck may reduce this problem,

    Posted by Jeffrey on 07 Mar 2020

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    Perspectrum

    Lest we FORGET the slaughtered indigenous, lost generation based on Our ignorance and white self entitlement. Can we ignore the compost we raised the seeds and WEEDS of this country in? Lest we forget.

    Posted by Perspectrum on 03 Mar 2020

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    Perspectrum

    Dear Horn. Minority groups you say? The convicts who invaded and slaughtered indigineous are actually the minority who should not preach so hypocritically. This country was FOUNDED ON VIOLENCE. Lest we FORGET .......

    Posted by Perspectrum on 03 Mar 2020

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    Ana

    Yes we do and we need to stand up and fix it NOW

    Posted by Ana on 02 Mar 2020

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    Frank

    Had always been this way ! Will always be this way until Justice Department grows balls. ?

    Posted by Frank on 02 Mar 2020

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    Horn

    Definately we do have , and it will only get worse unless our justice system / Governments stops pandering to minority groups . We are being governed by gutless wonders and our court systems , magistrates and judges could care less about decent law abiding people . The sentences are too light ,the parole boards need a shake up . It is not just domestic violence we need to get on top of . Also our migration system needs to be strickter and more thorough about who is let into this country . No papers and proof of who you are genuine birth credentials ,and genuine legal record ," No Entry " we have enough no good born Australian animals in our country , we don't need to import more !

    Posted by Horn on 02 Mar 2020

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    Bronwyn

    Yes definitely. The major concern is the growing violence by young people, even children, and these individuals will grow up to be violent adults. I agree with Mact the main contributor to the increasing violence in our society is the (non) justice system. There needs to be consequences for wrong doings. Unfortunately, the minority do-gooders in our society have bullied the rest of us into feeling guilty of we're care

    Posted by Bronwyn on 02 Mar 2020

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    Douglas

    Australia absolutely has a problem with domestic violence, i think men and women are exposed to violence constantly from a very young age through tv,sports such as boxing and UFC and horror movies and action movies. I think it's inevitable that our mind and attitudes toward the use and consequences of violence is changed.

    Posted by Douglas on 02 Mar 2020

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    Dee

    Australia definitely has a violence problem. The justice system is too weak. Things need to change because children, women and the elderly need protection and they're not getting it.

    Posted by Dee on 02 Mar 2020

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    Elisapeta

    I think totally ! This people like this need some helps! They need some advise!.

    Posted by Elisapeta on 01 Mar 2020

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    mact

    No violence problem but a basic justice problem. If a person had a dvo or equivalent against them them the aggrieved party usually a female should be afforded the full and actual protection of justice. If a perpetrator has a history of violence and intimidation then gaol him if the plaintiff has been put in harm's way....how hard can it be magistrates!!!? Cheer's Mact

    Posted by mact on 01 Mar 2020

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    Ana

    I agree however it has also become a problem

    Posted by Ana on 02 Mar 2020

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    Claudia

    Lets face it , its all about money. IF YOU HAVE MONEY YOUR LAUGHING

    Posted by Claudia on 01 Mar 2020

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    Angela

    Yes, the focus on violence has always been against women and not much against men. There should be equality in gender based violence and more awareness needs to be heard.

    Posted by Angela on 01 Mar 2020

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    Sugar Ray

    I agree with you Angela, from personal experience as a gay man, I spent 20 years with a man who left his wife and kids because he was afraid he was going to become violent towards them. The reason was his pent up homosexuality which was trying to bust out. He found me, we became partners for life and he was happy, for a while! He professed undying love, initially, but after a few years it became conditional. He got control of my money, my mind, and my love and affection. Then started to control my movements etc. etc. Before eventually leaving me, with everything including my dignity, he made the statement "You're getting old, you remind me that I'm getting older, and that's not where I belong. I need to be around young people as that is how I think." He left me for a woman (Yes, a woman.) who was 3 years younger than his daughter, because she had supposedly inherited $5 million (that was the attraction). But I took him to court in an attempt to get recourse, but due to dodgy lawyers (as I've concluded they all are) and their little legal technicalities, I was not allowed to introduce the Mental, Physical (how can one man physically assault another man was the excuse), Emotional and Financial abuse I had suffered for the 15 years before the breakdown of the relationship, or witnesses to any of it. So in my eyes, the legal system definitely needs to change.

    Posted by Sugar Ray on 01 Mar 2020

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    Pamela

    Thanks for sharing your story. I hope it helps someone else and it certainly raises awareness, especially around the failings of the legal system in your case. I hope you are healing from this awful experience and I hope you have good support around you.

    Posted by Pamela on 01 Mar 2020

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    Moongold

    Of course! TOTALLY!

    Posted by Moongold on 01 Mar 2020

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    Not_A_DoDo

    The problem with violence has become worse over the past 70 years. I am putting the responsibility squarely at the feet of the feminists in the 60s burning their bras in bourke street was not the smartest thing to do. Men protected women back then, the court didnt. but with the feminists then the activists and all the lies and agendas and our justice system has got worse we cant punish crimes we need to rehabilitate, YOU CANT Rehabilitate people who dont know they have done something. Anymore than you can rehabilitate a gambler or alcoholic unless they admit they have a problem, but this is not PC today. We had Batty get Australian of year after she allowed her son visit with father, she said he threatened to hurt her but didnt think he would hurt the child. Her reponsibility was to protect her son, SHE DIDNT and he is dead and she blames everyone, they system etc, but not her action the were the main contributor. So yes we have more because both men and women know they can get away with violence as the legal/justise system is too much of a pansy, and controlled by feminists. We have feminist and pussie judges problems. AND do gooders who trash our legal system and crap on about equality... Yeah cry me a river, they are like the cockroaches of society

    Posted by Not_A_DoDo on 29 Feb 2020

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    Sugar Ray

    I agree 100% and could not have been more succinct in expressing it. I am 76 years old and for the past 50 of those watched as all forms of the community have become too "politically correct" and I hate that term! I have watched as the judicial system has lost it's power (or guts) to do anything about the issues, and lawyers manipulate the system with little technicalities to get their client off from any form of punishment. Then the criminal walks outside the court and gives the finger to the system with the aid of the media.

    Posted by Sugar Ray on 01 Mar 2020

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    Daryl

    I personally believe that voilece in Australia has always been here and is getting worse Amongst both children and adults. It was a few weeks ago that a young girl starting high school at Giles plains in Adelaide was beaten up at a near by McDonald's after she had some food, The children involved were not jailed just asked to apologize,... to the abuse of another young girl in Qld I think that was killed for going to a party by her DAD as it was to her addiction for having fun.... Alot of the voilece I believe is within families and the way the adults act to children or vice versa. A small family mum and dad and daughter the mother and father are on drugs no food in house to feed child.they always sent there child to mothers house....this young girl has learnt more from her grandma than her own mum.mean while her mum and dad doing drugs haven't learnt and get voilent when drugs aren't round or no money toget drugs......it was a scary scene to see they were our ex neighbours the young girl now has a job between her schooling and we bump into her from time to time and she says all her parents want is money from her and she can't say no but give what she can afford as she is scared of her dad's voilence Her next move is to get her own flat toget away from voilece the police have been called dozens of times and he bail out so they can't catch him. In honesty not even the law can help this small family as this is most like the way they grew up themselfes.... It's also hard to help out people that don't want to help themselfs....voilence is something everyone grows up with and to stop it would be really hard as it comes down to decisions you make......

    Posted by Daryl on 29 Feb 2020

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    Gerry19

    Yes, kids adults all are beating the crap out of each other and innocents and do not get punished.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 29 Feb 2020

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    madmax

    Yes domestic violence goes both ways but with so many new cultures where the man "controls"the woman/family/finances, what hope do these women have. Also so many men hate the fact that their wife/partner can have simple friendships outside of "him"- such egos, no respect for anyone else. Tougher laws - more jail time, cancel visas and deportation. We do not tolerate such behaviour in Australia. DVO do not work. I met a man years ago at an up market club - we went out a few times and then he told me not to wear makeup when we met again. We didn't meet again as I could see the signs of a controlling personality. He obviously liked the way I looked when we first met - guess he realised I looked better than he did and he couldn't handle it - how pathetic!

    Posted by madmax on 29 Feb 2020

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    Monna

    I firmly belleve Australia has a major problem with violence from teenage gangs, and violence toward women, which is syill not being controlled.

    Posted by Monna on 29 Feb 2020

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    meeee

    Yes, violence against men is constantly ignored

    Posted by meeee on 29 Feb 2020

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    Trevor

    It is getting worse, the courts are to lenient on these thugs , always their an excuse like i am on drugs or something , thats not societys problem .

    Posted by Trevor on 29 Feb 2020

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    Pamela

    Yes Australia has a horrific violence problem and the majority of perpetrators are men. In domestic violence these men are violent towards their spouses and their children and tragically these scenarios end in death every week. In societal violence men are also the majority of perpetrators, committing atrocious sexual violence against women and children, and horrific violent acts against other men, such as the coward punch incidents we have seen. Violent men hurt EVERYBODY, women, girls, boys and other decent non-violent men. Drugs and alcohol play a significant role, but the violent mind set starts much earlier than that. My brother was severely bullied at school and spent his high school years terrified. He ultimately took his own life. Children bully and assault other children these days, film these incidents, then post them online. Our society is becoming increasing more violent. So we need education and anger management to start very early on in schools, and we need good, decent men to stand up as male role models and say this is NEVER ok. I particularly liked the coward punch ads by Danny Green and I think television and radio are effective at getting the message across. I would like to see many more of these ads. We need decent men to stand up and be heroes and publicly denounce the violent behaviour and the pathetic excuses that go with it.

    Posted by Pamela on 28 Feb 2020

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    Pamela

    Since I posted yesterday I was thrilled to see a young man has been commended by police and recommended for a bravery award after intervening in a domestic violence dispute. He cant be named due to his age (because he's only 14 years old!) but he's the definition of what it means to be a "real man". ................................................................................ ................................................................................ ............................................................................ Yesterday I asked decent men to stand up and be heroes and it took a 14 year old boy to show us all exactly how it's done. I'm so proud of this kid and his parents for raising such a great young man. As long as there are boys like this in the world we are moving in the right direction... https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-29/police-praise-boy-who-stopped-alleged-dv- attack/12013798

    Posted by Pamela on 29 Feb 2020

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    tpw1961

    Violence is a worldwide issue that is not dealt with consistently and in some cultures is even actively encouraged. I have been on the receiving end twice, so I think I can say with great certainty that we have a violence problem here in Australia. One of the men was Aussie, one was Kiwi but both portrayed themselves one way to the public and differently behind closed doors. Both were apparently caring, loving and gentle right up until the wedding was complete, then both treated me like a thing. Both times everyone around thought I was making up what was going on at home, until they saw the bruises or witnessed a bout of violence. Even then, some still blamed me. My children were both witnesses and victims but worse of all, the system didn't want to help.........".it's just a domestic"........was the usual comment, even after being almost run into oncoming traffic. Only days after this incident a man was jailed for doing the exact same thing to a stranger, but in my case...."it was just a domestic" and nothing happened. The law needs to take each incident on a case by case basis as my example above shows, there are one set of rules for couples and another for strangers. We see the law over the top when a woman cries abuse and uses it to take children away from their fathers out of spite and yet it does not come to the help of people in real domestic violence situations. There is far too much talk and not enough action to change things and now we are slowly allowing Sharia law to sneak into Australia which will further undermine the safety of women and children.

    Posted by tpw1961 on 28 Feb 2020

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    Johnnybegoodstill

    It's still very one sided , and I believe that drug use plays a big part in it

    Posted by Johnnybegoodstill on 28 Feb 2020

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    Maxine

    Yes Australia does have a violence problem that's with man's, women's and children's and even alot of bullying and racism in this country

    Posted by Maxine on 28 Feb 2020

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    Joy Ellen

    Begins with how children are reared. Boys need to understand they are equal to girls not superior.

    Posted by Joy Ellen on 28 Feb 2020

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    Glenda

    There is a voilence problem, Family voilence crosses every spectre of people. The real issue is, that the Mental hospitals were all shut down, and now to be able to access any type of help it is a mine field. There are not enough facilities, let alone staff, if as much money went into mental HEALTH, as goes into building prisons, society would be much better off. Too many are in prisons without any form of rehabilitation, or follow up when released, and the cycle continues like a merry go round.

    Posted by Glenda on 28 Feb 2020

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    Rugbratzmum

    There needs to be a facility set up for offenders of violence to be held in instead of jail. Where they are put through courses / type of rehabilitation etc, as jail does nothing to stop repeat offenders.

    Posted by Rugbratzmum on 28 Feb 2020

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    Eric

    Deport and lock up for a long time is the only way to a safer country.

    Posted by Eric on 28 Feb 2020

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    Thrice

    where to most of them are australians

    Posted by Thrice on 28 Feb 2020

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    Gerry19

    99 % are Australians are committing crimes? where will we deport them to?

    Posted by Gerry19 on 28 Feb 2020

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    Lorraine

    It shows that emotional and mental health is poor. We do not address these issues as a country.

    Posted by Lorraine on 28 Feb 2020

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    Gerry19

    Mental health does not make criminals, they all know what will happen if they stab or shoot someone. They are under educated and are unable to control emotions. And our justice system is useless they all get parole and kill someone else. Just like that Bourke St murderer who was mistakenly allowed to be on parole. If the parole board had properly read the paperwork.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 28 Feb 2020

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    Pamela

    Violence crosses all class spectrums and all levels of education. A highly educated and financially successful abuser has even more power to intimidate his victims, and of course he can afford the very best lawyers.

    Posted by Pamela on 28 Feb 2020

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    Gerry19

    Gargasoulas will be eligible for parole in 2065.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 28 Feb 2020

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    Maramaroa

    No different from the rest of the world. You can't change people they have to change for themselves. Does jail work, I have no idea. I wouldn't know how to solve the problem as it's a global issue.

    Posted by Maramaroa on 28 Feb 2020

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    lordofthekitchen

    Australia has no more of a problem than any where else, you find idiots allover the world, just look at the states, where the most dangerous place you can send you kids is to school, there, you are not a man if you don't have a gun, don't look for someone to blame, look inwards, we are all to blame, we all have violence within, only those of us who keep it within, are real men, life is good, love yourself, then you will have no trouble loving others

    Posted by lordofthekitchen on 28 Feb 2020

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    Pamela

    I strenuously object to your your statement "we are all to blame". Are you seriously saying that the 7 year old girl who was assaulted at Kogarah Dance Studio was "to blame" for what that animal Anthony Sampieri did to her?

    Posted by Pamela on 28 Feb 2020

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    medusa 12

    Yes I agree that the law stinks and family violence won’t stop the perpetrators are sent out on bail or as the say given an avo to stay away from the wife and kids but they should be locked up as soon as the step over the line and should be charged according to the severity of the offence and not let out of the eatchouse until the have been properly assessed by a mental health professional and locked away with medication until they have been cleared of domestic violence it won’t end unti the laws are made stricter and changes need to be put in place ASAP so Scott Morrison if u want to be staying on as prime minister change & make these imediate changes and don’t let unstable people back out in the community and all these lives would not be lost all the victims like the stabbing at the spring st and the Bourke st tragedy and queen st massacre and Hoddle st they r let out on bail which shouldn’t they should not be on the streets please change this ASAP before more lives r lost

    Posted by medusa 12 on 28 Feb 2020

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    straight

    Australia certainly has a problem at the moment. It has been happening for more years than the Government know. When I was born everything was hidden by both Family and Government. The fact that the Judges do not deliver the correct sentences needs to be corrected or these so called JUDGES NEED TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR WEEK DECISIONS. As for Police and Domestic Violence their attitude needs to change and that should come from their new Leader.

    Posted by straight on 27 Feb 2020

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    waded

    Yes it does, I had domestic violence in my marriage, I had 7 avos, my son almost died at 2 yrs old under his father's care swallowing amyl nitrate, and almost died. No judge listened to me, avos meant nothing it's just a piece of paper, laws stink here, I had all female judges who were against me, they said I'm an overprotective mother, they gave my stupid ex more time to spend with his father even after the overdose, and I called the police to come over as my ex harrased me on the phone, and they told me they can't do anything because he didn't say he was going to kill us, I said OK u call u when I'm in my grave and they just looked. Sorry to say domestic violence will never stop its getting worse, I say woman who in domestic violence situation and have kids pick up Yr kids and run because there's no family law or help as it should be

    Posted by waded on 27 Feb 2020

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    chocogirl21

    Yes Australia has a violence problem and crime isn't punished severely enough. Bullying, physical and verbal abuse and drug and alcohol related crime is all that is in the news these days. Coming from a third world country I thought that women were burnt by their husbands only in third world countries so I have been so shocked to hear how regularly women are being subjected to all kinds of abuse and death at the hands of men. We need to start educating children that no violence is acceptable and that respect is so important and children need to see that men give women respect and vice versa because they learn by example.

    Posted by chocogirl21 on 27 Feb 2020

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    dariomattana-1990

    Australia is not the only country with this problem, in Italy ffor example the last news that I've heard, they loss one young child every five weeks just two weeks ag at flaxmere a young child was bashed so severly that he has brain damage broken leg the police officer who attended the scene said it was the worst he seen in thirty years & the family in question wont speak to the police

    Posted by dariomattana-1990 on 27 Feb 2020

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    Gerry19

    Unfortunately men think they own their wife or girlfriend ( If I cannot have you nobody will) so they will then kill the wife kids and girlfriends to get even, it's a sick man that can do this.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 28 Feb 2020

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    Nihal

    No, australia does not a violence

    Posted by Nihal on 27 Feb 2020

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    Lorna

    Yes i do believe australia has a violence problem, as i have experienced violence from my own daughter and her associates and currently have custody of her 3 year old son for a period of 8 months so far.

    Posted by Lorna on 27 Feb 2020

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    Rosie

    Yes there is violence, however I dont believe it is the majority of the country,however it is bad enough to take serious action when someone complains of verbal abuse which is the start of it

    Posted by Rosie on 27 Feb 2020

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    Tranquility

    I am 66 years old. married at 18, have 2 children, raised 3 grand children and now 1 great grand child. My 2 children were like chalk and cheese. My son docile and daughter intelligent. Husband and I had words when kids were asleep so kids never around. Son married young to an older woman with a child in her mothers custody - she dominated my son, lie and cheat - but every time he returned home he would return to her because he worried about his kids. His wife would call police every time there was a disagreement because she made it a fight throwing and smashing items and tell kids it was his fault. Wife always went out and slept all day,while son worked, did housework, cooked and looked after kids. Son and Kids in primary school moved in with us after wife was addicted to ICE. Son would NOT go for custody of kids as HE feared what she would do. Wife would loose pension she had been claiming all her life. Wife was known to have people sacked (eg. walk into retail shop and yell at worker that she was having affair with her husband). Wife took custody of great grand child a month after he was born by lying to DOC's and court, she kept this in court for 3 years meanwhile her daughter turned to drugs and this has destroyed her life. We have her child now while she cares for her mentally ill drug affected mother. My grandson was involved with an older woman, had his daughter, BUT not allowed to visit her. These 2 women are from the same country, not Australian, live south of Sydney and are only a few years older than the boys. My daughter has been around the world, married, has 3 children and career.. If only we could record what really happens, love is as short as a rollercoaster ride. It is the ability to care, blend and bend, NOT want, want ALL the time. How many people do you know have several children to different men ? Perhaps the government pays TOO much in family benefits. My daughter with 3 children does not receive benefits.

    Posted by Tranquility on 27 Feb 2020

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    Annbee

    It seems every day that there are further reports of home invasions, car jackings, assaults causing serious bodily harm, rapes, murders, theft, bullying. I made a comment to a member of the police force recently, about the escalating crime rate in Australia. He replied that it has always been so, we just didn't hear about.it. However, I remember playing in the street after school, walking with my Mum after dark, riding my bike to evening classes, catching the tram to the local town hall dance nights and never feeling threatened or unsafe. Maybe I'm old fashioned but this is what I have observed 1. Kids are overindulged these days. They have mobile phones and tablets, for example, that give them access to social media, bad language and behavior that they think is acceptable. Swearing is considered normal conversation now. I find it offensive when used within earshot in a public place. Where is the respect? 2. Parents don't send the kids outside to play anymore when they want to talk. Kids these days hear too much adult conversation. They grow up too quickly. Kids should be kids, happy and enjoying their childhood years. 3.Regarding crime. In my opinion punishment is far too lax. We need far stricter laws. I saw a comment about the police being too soft on criminals. I don't agree. The police arrest these criminals and the courts give them some minor penalty that doesn't fit the crime. No wonder crime is escalating. There is far too much entitlement. Drivers on the road think its their right to push in, tailgate, honk and yell at the driver in front for not continuing through the intersection on the amber light. I could go on but I think I have said enough. In short, there is far too much entitlement. Enough said!

    Posted by Annbee on 27 Feb 2020

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    chocogirl21

    You are so right. I agree with you.

    Posted by chocogirl21 on 27 Feb 2020

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    Darryl

    No because I have been good for me The last ten years and my twenty years of violent crime has been on hold

    Posted by Darryl on 27 Feb 2020

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    Reg.

    Prison sentences need to be longer, the death penalty reintroduced and also the birch. !!!

    Posted by Reg. on 27 Feb 2020

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    Gerry19

    Gargasoulas will be eligible for parole in 2065. He killed and injured many in Bourke St Melbourne.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 28 Feb 2020

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    Darryl

    That's the wrong thing too many innocents died cause of that attitude

    Posted by Darryl on 27 Feb 2020

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    Lady Lucifer

    I would say Australia has a much bigger problem than violence and it is called abuse. Violence is only physical abuse. Abuse isn't taught by the parents. Abuse is taught by the environment they are in and nowdays it is pushed through media and social media. The parents condone it, by not regulating the childs intake of the information, poison as it were. The parents condone it by not teaching the child about human rights. The parents condone it by any manner of abusive behaviour towards each others and those in their environments.

    Posted by Lady Lucifer on 26 Feb 2020

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    Greg

    Violence is taught by the parents. The child see this and it continues as they grow up. Just like bulling. They get away with it when they are young and so it continues. Start early and nip it in the bud.

    Posted by Greg on 26 Feb 2020

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    Neil

    We have a problem with dv exacerbated because of spineless legal inaction by magistrates. If male and female thugs were treated like they should be then it would diminish quickly.

    Posted by Neil on 26 Feb 2020

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    Neil

    We have a problem with dv exacerbated because of spineless legal inaction by magistrates. If male and female thugs were treated like the should be then it would diminish quickly.

    Posted by Neil on 26 Feb 2020

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    Teresa

    Yes, there is violence in a lot of areas.. unnecessary and inappropriate..

    Posted by Teresa on 26 Feb 2020

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    Denise

    Unfortunately I have to agree with that statement.

    Posted by Denise on 26 Feb 2020

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    Glenn

    Unfortunatly yes

    Posted by Glenn on 26 Feb 2020

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    Troy

    Yes a big problem,Police need to do more along with the Courts in our country.STOP VILENC ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

    Posted by Troy on 26 Feb 2020

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    mishaman65

    You are right troy but as fast as the police catch these criminals, the judge just lets them go, we need to kick out all current judges in Australia and replace them with more modern upto date judges that will sentence these animals to proper and more justified jail terms but we also need to make our jails "PRISON" and not a hotel with pool, computers, porno movies and other luxuries, its supposed to be a punishment not a reward.

    Posted by mishaman65 on 26 Feb 2020

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    Tranquility

    Our prisons are full. Once sought for accommodation for homeless ( shelter and a feed) for minor offenses, Now the homeless are filling our streets and prisons in 5 star accommodation. The kids and others are let off without consequence or a fine that can be paid off if on centrelink payments. Everybody should be accountable for their actions, drugs and alcohol NO excuse - put them away to dry out and think of their actions. If prisons can be built for offenders, why not build bed-sitter units for the homeless, then 2 & 3 bedroom units for families. No men allowed in women units and No women allowed in men's units, and police will know more of violence.

    Posted by Tranquility on 27 Feb 2020

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    Kevin

    Yes,definitely.There is more than enough evidence to confirm it.

    Posted by Kevin on 25 Feb 2020

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    Camelia

    Depends on the situation and family background. Alcohol and drugs are the biggest problem when taken by family members. Violence happens when they need money to feed their addiction thats when they dont think and get violent lashing out at their families. I think so Australia do have this problem as drugs and alchol are easily attained.

    Posted by Camelia on 25 Feb 2020

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    Perspectrum

    Nothing can be done. Women need to round up all the men like cattle and farm them. They can be milked like the cows, so all women have free access to reproduction and the ability to leave them in their stalls at the end of the day for hygiene reasons. Free range not caged. We aren't like them. But if the Novel Male Virus is not contained, it will destroy us all.

    Posted by Perspectrum on 25 Feb 2020

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    Perspectrum

    Yes we and every country inhabited by humans has a violence problem. Neurotypical humans are insecure, competitive, deceptive. And they are the good ones. First World countries are best at hiding it but no better than third world countries, just more sanitised abuse, like the media washing the actual news so the actual truth doesn't see the light of day......Men are the far bigger perpetrators so the violence WILL NEVER END until MEN are prevented from dominating women and children as their POSSESSIONS instead of EQUALS. THAT STARTS IN THE WORKPLACE, POLITICS, COURTROOMS, SCHOOLS, PAYROLLS, SPORTING ARENA, SEX......ETC.......IT doesn't start AT HOME. IT STARTS in the public arena first before it MAY affect personal values within homes...not the other way around. No point teaching my child to be fair and true when surviving as a woman outside of the home requires skills in how to deal with corrupt, sexist, outdated laws and men who drive laws and society. No. She has been taught how to be fair to those who are fair but RUTHLESS to those who even attempt to relegate her as an inferior gender. Perhaps ALL GIRLS SHOULD BE. BOYS ARE........AND BOYS GET RESPECTED FOR IT. Dear girls. You DONT give ANYONE a second chance to demean you. At work. At the train station. At night. Never give them a second chance. As someone who has learner these things way too late, believe me when I say that once I got THIS, I have been only a force to be reckoned with ever since. When YOU allow any man to discriminate against you and your gender, your allowing him to do it to someone else too. And he WILL. Normal man? Lose the word NORMAL for starters. If we MUST use it, then NORMAL is defined like this. It is normal for men who NEVER display ANY voice raising or violence in front of others to be an evil tyrant behind closed doors.....it is just as normal as breathing. Same goes for many women. Men will NOT STOP. THEY MUST BE STOPPED. AND IT WILL HAPPEN AGAIN because we aren't machines. We aren't perfect. We never will be. So get a few islands that no-one is using and take them there. Or else more of us will die. Same goes for the meth heads, pedos, liars, anyone who does any wrong. Is THAT why the earth is sinking? Because Earth is just one BIG island full of HUMAN influenza.

    Posted by Perspectrum on 25 Feb 2020

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    JIAN

    Such viral topic was complicated to give an answer. if we look at this issue and compare the current Australian situation with other less-developed nations, we might find that Australian probably are not in an extremely violent environment. As the Australian still step in a developed country that has a law and order within their criminal and justice system, citizens or anyone who comes to here for residents, they could feel that the crime rate is relatively probably low in most populated areas. So, generally, Australia was not a dangerous place for living, at least for crowded cities, you could live there most of the time safely. But, for the countryside, small-town probably need more security services and anti-criminal force to manage their overlooked situation, those places were less developed and not very populated compared with cities, sometimes, some fatal crime, like serial killer could commit the horrendous crime and get ignored by the majority, as those places were indeed more isolated, criminals could hide there for a long time while being overlooked by the center of society. Once something happened, people from the city or bigger areas might not know, or, if the serious crime emerged in those small towns, victims could not effectively get their justice quickly, somehow, the hidden crime could increase its extent as that isolated environment was a suitable culture dish for the criminal to continue their ill-will violations. Secondly, if we have to look at what happened lately around Brisbane over that car fire murder, and what some online celebrities or security officials' comments on this matter, we probably could find out that the culture and procedures of handling intimate relationship abuse were not sufficient enough, which could possibly breed some repetitive perpetrators to keep breaking the law and escalated the crime situation. As Australian twitter users angered with those victim-blaming controversial remarks from the Brisbane police departments, we could say that such horrendous crime could happen was due to the failure action on protecting the vulnerable. Whether on a child or miner abuse from the school, family, community churches, etc. , or on domestic violence, or even on disruption from the lousy behaved teens, we could see that the education system and working-related training system didn't provide enough suitable culture on 'stop the violence', some people just barely have an improved mindset on handle this kind of issue, eventually failed to protect the victims' right, moreover, when the fatal action from criminals become a breaking news on the social media, people might finally realize the violence did not receive its punishment, we were still living in a backward society that failed on actions and awareness on protecting victims. So, if we have to blame or reflect, the current education system and training system over all kings of work, or even the law and police system was not sufficient enough to let people feel free from the violence, those departments certainly should do more on this, and people across the nation also should campaign on stop violence that enlarges the consciousness and self-awareness on stopping the violence among us.

    Posted by JIAN on 25 Feb 2020

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    tassiegirl

    Yes, I believe Australia has both a large violence and bullying problem. I have seen this recently when my daughter just started at prep this year at a public school. She has experienced bullying from some boys at the school. One was 5 or 6 years old and he told her he was going to kill her. The other times it was by 2 grade 2 boys who repeatedly both pushed her to the ground and told her that she was just a girl. The school has now intervened to stop all of this. Both violence and bullying are totally wrong and should be stopped as soon as possible. If bullies are not dealt with early on in their lives, they will continue being bullies for life, at school, work, marriage and socially and will harm many people in the long run, leaving their victims at increased risk of depression and anxiety.

    Posted by tassiegirl on 24 Feb 2020

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    ian

    send magistrates back into training to learnt to reflect societies values

    Posted by ian on 24 Feb 2020

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    Gerry19

    Gargasoulas will be eligible for parole in 2065. Killed many and injured many. He should never get released.

    Posted by Gerry19 on 28 Feb 2020

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    TrendingWare

    Not really

    Posted by TrendingWare on 24 Feb 2020

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    Peter

    When you start taking children's lives due to uncontrollable violence the government has to have a cold glass of water,a piss against a tree&a good look around&ask themselves,WHERE is enough...ENOUGH. HARDEN UP YOU BEAUROCRATIC IMBECILES&START EXECUTING THE PRICKS.

    Posted by Peter on 24 Feb 2020

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    Reggae

    Yes culture differences which makes it hard and take too long to control.Education has failed from all levels for unity that brings hatred racism amongst everyone.

    Posted by Reggae on 24 Feb 2020

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    robert

    Yes ! i believe we do , but a lot of the violence stems from ICE usage . We have another problem with youth violence ie. gangs are forming , in their different "territories" , and we haven't really seen these for about 30-40 years . What i don't understand is what are the parents doing , letting these youths roam around the street , looking for a fight . I really worry about the teenage girls that seem to be attracted to these boys . It's only a matter of time before we have knife wielding rapes and gang rapes and that's not just young girls ! The youth's seem to have too much free time and sit around parks and malls and also seem to have the parents backed in a corner . They feel entitled .We used to have PCYC years ago , but too much time is spent on computer games and i honestly believe that mental issues are rife . As far as the Somali's are concerned , warn not just the youth's but the entire family that they are on notice for deportment !

    Posted by robert on 24 Feb 2020

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    Ausjenny

    There is a difference from having a violence problem to having a domestic violence problem. There has always been violence issues and domestic violence has always been an issue but it was a hidden issue. It is becoming more out in the open and we are seeing just how many are affected. While the majority is women being the victims there are cases of men also being affected. I volunteered as a place where I came across a few men who were seeking help due to domestic violence. I have several friends who have suffered from domestic violence often emotional abuse but a couple where also physically abused. More awareness is is needed. Also people need to know that abuse is not just physical but can also be emotional, sexual and financial. We need awareness campaigns so friends of victims can be aware of the signs. We also need ways for victims to be able to get help and for more safe places to be available. Its not an issue that will be solved overnight but we need to start and not just have inquires which lead to nothing changing.

    Posted by Ausjenny on 24 Feb 2020

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    MeBones

    It's not just Australia that has a violence problem, it's all countries. Many factors would need to be taken worthless into consideration concerning the reasons why this man killed his family. Ultimately poverty, drugs, alcohol, mental health issues and personality play a huge role in causing people to react violently. Violence is something that I personally have difficulty controlling and usually let it out by breaking something worthless, punching a pillow, screaming into a pillow, listening to some angry music etc. While I have been told that my behaviour is embarrassing or occasionally funny to any witnessing my display of emotion, I feel it is better for me in the long run to let out that negativity as if I bottle it up it will only fester inside to reappear years later as a mental illness or tumour.

    Posted by MeBones on 24 Feb 2020

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    Ralph

    No. We are peaceful people, there always be mentally unstable people that the system does not deal with.

    Posted by Ralph on 24 Feb 2020

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    Doreen

    Yes very much so

    Posted by Doreen on 24 Feb 2020

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    David

    Australia has a long history of violence its in the DNA of our people.

    Posted by David on 24 Feb 2020

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