Coercive Control exposure draft bill submission

PWDA has sent a letter to the NSW Department of Communities and Justice to comment on the exposure draft of the Crimes Legislation Amendment (Coercive Control) Bill 2022 (NSW) (the exposure draft) that has been designed to criminalise coercive control.

PWDA believes culture-change and the comprehensive training of police, the judiciary, and the legal profession to comprehensively understand disability (especially a contemporary, rights-based understanding that assumes capacity), and the impact of trauma needs to happen before these laws are introduced.

Read our full submission here: PDF | Word