Family Violence Emergency

The Wheeler Centre

Event Date: 
17 September 2019
Author / Presenters: 
Sally Warhaft and Jess Hill

The recent book by Jess Hill, See What You Made Me Do, calls for a drastic and urgent rethink in the way we conceive of family violence in Australia. Rigorously researched, and packed with interviews and case studies, it's a once-in-a-generation book that asks us to look beyond received wisdom to confront the complexities of family violence squarely.

Hill asks: What are we really doing about family violence? Why, in so many cases, are our justice and enforcement systems making things worse for women and children? Why have we settled for modest gains and vague long-term targets? What causes perpetrators to be violent and what can we do to stop it right now?

With host Sally Warhaft, the Walkley-winning investigative journalist will discuss her four-year undertaking of research and writing for See What You Made Me Do

Dymocks Camberwell will be our bookseller for this event.