Good morning, early birds. Fiji's PM gives his Australian counterpart something to think about on climate change. Plus, mourners plan a vigil for murdered woman Aiia Maasarwe. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.
This has been a year of great progress, and legislative change reflects this. Yet, still, Australia is in a national emergency.
The Australian right's "law and order" rhetoric combined with the left's oversimplification and focus on state power are combining to bear down on black and Indigenous communities.
It seems increasingly likely that Tanja Ebert was murdered by her husband Michael Burdon, who then took his own life. However, instead of framing this as a most extreme act of domestic violence it has been portrayed more like a preordained romantic tragedy, writes Elke Wakefield.
It seems to be that violence against women shall only be seen through the lens of gender. Why is that?
Public discussion about domestic and partner violence is based on several problematic, but thus far unchallenged, assumptions.
The focus on Turnbull’s call for a cultural shift has left unexamined the ways in which government policy is complicit in violence against women and children.
After the murder of Melbourne schoolgirl Masa Vukotic, women were urged to not walk alone in public places. But after the murder of Morgan Huxley, men did not receive the same warning. Freelance writer Serkan Ozturk reports.