Jess Hill event

Coleman Greig Lawyers shines a light on family and domestic violence

Walkley award winning investigative journalist Jess Hill will put perpetrators – and the systems that enable them – in the spotlight when she speaks at Coleman Greig’s Women in Business forum on Friday 16 September 2022.

In her talk Jess will explore what is national emergency for Australia, the crisis of domestic and family abuse, with one in four women experiencing violence from a man they have been intimate with.

“Often women have difficulty understanding they have been coercively controlled, they know something is wrong and they want to leave but they feel in some way they are to blame for what’s going on. It’s a brave move by any woman to contact a lawyer for help. We are very careful to make sure we put the safety of the woman first” Karina Ralston, Principal / Director in Coleman Greig’s Family Law team.

Jess’ presentation at the Women in Business will look at issues raised in her 2019 book ‘See What You Made Me Do’, but also the impact in the workplace. Jess’ research is a deep dive into the abuse so many women and children experience in Australia and shows how we can drastically reduce the violence by taking steps now to courageously face the problem.

In her research Jess dismantles the flawed logic of victim blaming “Why didn’t she just leave?” and challenges what you think you know domestic abuse and coercive control.

“You must get so frustrated when you think a woman’s ready to leave and then she decides to go back,” I say. “No,” replies one phone counsellor pointedly. “I’m frustrated that even though he promised to stop, he chose to abuse her again.”

Women in Business Lunch with Jess Hill
Date: Friday 16 September 2022
Time: 12.00pm – 2.30pm
Location: Parkroyal Hotel Parramatta, 30 Phillip Street, Parramatta, 2150
Contact:  +61 2 9895 9219 or


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