In taking this further step towards criminalising Coercive control Australia becomes part of the worldwide movement to enable law enforcement to act against what has become known as ‘intimate terrorism’. 

 Recognising the psychological impact of controlling behaviour acknowledges continual fear and financial abuse as an extension of physical violence but also the insidiousness of this type of abuse that creates invisible deep scars on those upon whom it is inflicted.

 Attenti recognised this invisible fear and partnered with ANZ Mental Health Association, creating funded initiatives and calling for other businesses to support in any way they could.  We support Parliament’s move and the progress of all the other countries who have taken this stand.