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Award-winning author, Jess Hill, and family violence specialist, Abbey Newman, explore the complexities of coercive control and discuss how it may manifest in your Hearing room.

Hosted by VCAT President Justice Michelle Quigley with moderation by Deputy President Genevieve Nihill AM.

Please note participation in this workshop is by invitation only.

Location

Zoom Webinar

Jess Hill

Jess Hill

Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has written and researched domestic abuse since 2014.

Before that, she was a producer for ABC Radio, a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, and an investigative journalist for Background Briefing. Jess was listed in Foreign Policy’s top 100 women to follow on Twitter. She was named one of the 30 most influential people under 30 by Cosmopolitan magazine (two publications rarely listed in the same sentence).

She has won two Walkley awards. Has received an Amnesty International award. And is the recipient of three Our Watch awards.

Her debut book was the first to chart the phenomenon of domestic abuse in Australia. See What You Made Me Do is in stores now.
 

Abbey Newman

Abbey Newman

Abbey Newman is the first family violence accredited social worker and has been in the sector for over 14 years. Abbey has worked across all areas of the family violence sector including with victims, perpetrators, children and young people, crisis intervention, education and prevention.

Abbey currently lectures at RMIT University in the undergraduate and masters social work program, in the subject Violence and Abuse. She appears as an expert witness for victims of family violence in the criminal and civil divisions of the Magistrates’ Court.

Jess Hill

Jess Hill

Jess Hill is an investigative journalist who has written and researched domestic abuse since 2014.

Before that, she was a producer for ABC Radio, a Middle East correspondent for The Global Mail, and an investigative journalist for Background Briefing. Jess was listed in Foreign Policy’s top 100 women to follow on Twitter. She was named one of the 30 most influential people under 30 by Cosmopolitan magazine (two publications rarely listed in the same sentence).

She has won two Walkley awards. Has received an Amnesty International award. And is the recipient of three Our Watch awards.

Her debut book was the first to chart the phenomenon of domestic abuse in Australia. See What You Made Me Do is in stores now.
 

Abbey Newman

Abbey Newman

Abbey Newman is the first family violence accredited social worker and has been in the sector for over 14 years. Abbey has worked across all areas of the family violence sector including with victims, perpetrators, children and young people, crisis intervention, education and prevention.

Abbey currently lectures at RMIT University in the undergraduate and masters social work program, in the subject Violence and Abuse. She appears as an expert witness for victims of family violence in the criminal and civil divisions of the Magistrates’ Court.