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Saturday 22 June, 2013

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’
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# Opinion

Column: No behaviour that degrades women can be dismissed as ‘just a domestic’

Jun 22nd 2013, 7:00 PM 160 Views 118 Comments

Putting the abuser back in the picture is what we should strive towards, says Margaret Martin, who says society focuses attention and responsibility on the victims of domestic violence rather than the perpetrators.

Friday 30 November, 2012

Column: ‘Do the crime, do the time’ – serious crimes need serious sentencing
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# Opinion

Column: ‘Do the crime, do the time’ – serious crimes need serious sentencing

Nov 30th 2012, 7:00 AM 455 Views 39 Comments

Monetary compensation over custodial sentences for domestic and sexual crimes is never appropriate. There should be no mixed messages in our justice system, writes Margaret Martin.