COVID-19 aggravates domestic violence concerns

‘You are not stuck at home; you are safe at home’. This phrase has been circulating social media in an effort to generate a positive attitude towards isolation measures. Shifting to an outlook of gratitude will help to raise morale while we self-isolate and navigate through this pandemic. However, this phrase is not applicable to those who are fighting the pandemic of domestic violence. While social isolation seeks to protect us from COVID-19, it simultaneously acts as a dangerous catalyst for victims of violence.
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Siri, am I going to jail? The woes of a modern divorcee

Increasingly, actual or would-be litigants in the family court are choosing to record conversations as a means of collecting evidence against the other person. As smartphones are small and easily hidden, these recordings are occurring secretly, without one party knowing what is happening. What litigants in Western Australia don't always realise is that, in recording one another, they could potentially be committing a crime.
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