'Historic': coercive control banned in NSW

By William Ton and Sam McKeith
Updated November 16 2022 - 3:38pm, first published 3:34pm
NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman says the new law will allow victims to escape domestic terrorism. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)
NSW Attorney General Mark Speakman says the new law will allow victims to escape domestic terrorism. (Dan Himbrechts/AAP PHOTOS)

NSW has become the first Australian jurisdiction to make coercive control a standalone criminal offence - a long-awaited reform designed to protect people from domestic violence.

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