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Matthew Newton pops his head up. Convincing? UPDATE: Anti-domestic violence organisation White Ribbon says Matthew Newton is not taking enough responsibility for his actions, following the actor's controversial TV interview on Monday night.

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  • prevalence of violence against women in our community? Oh yeah. It's a real epedemic isn't it. Everywhere you look there's some woman with a bruise or cut from violence. Where are these women with all these cuts and bruises caused by violence in their own homes that justifies this campaign? I can honestly say I have not seen one at all anywhere. But 3AW say that they're out there... somewhere... maybe like UFOs... Hey Neil Mitchell, I'm sure you can find a couple of people who swear they were abducted by aliens too... What a load of politically correct horse crap.

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    Enemy of the People
    Date and time
    November 25, 2011, 11:57AM
    • DV Victim

      So that's where all these victims are hiding is it? Quivering in shame? And that's my fault too is it? Gosh. So I guess that makes me a woman abuser too? Is there no end to their suffering? Waiting now for the one in a million true horror story of domestic violence as this obviously happens to just about every woman every day of the week. Still prefer a good UFO abduction story though

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      Enemy of the People
      Date and time
      November 25, 2011, 12:35PM
      • Enemy of the people, are you serious?? Go and read up on domestic violence and you might see that many women hide the abuse because they are ashamed. No wonder there is so much shame around it with people around with your attitude. I have been a victim of domestic violence and I've never told a soul, you would not know by looking at me at all but does that mean the abuse was not real??

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        DV Victim
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        November 25, 2011, 1:08PM
        • Enemy of the people, u are an idiot,who the hell do u think u are, silly little person. Go back to your cave.

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          janet p
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          November 25, 2011, 1:28PM
          • Enemy of the People, do you genuinely doubt there are high levels of domestic violence, the tone of your comments sound as though you are very bitter & angry, what upsets you so about this issue

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            Jan
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            November 25, 2011, 2:00PM
            • What can be done to encourage women to tell when they are being abused? How do we get rid of all this shame?
              I know some women are too frightened to talk about it because they've been told of the consequences if they talk.
              One thing I know would help and that is for these women to have confidence in our police and judicial system. Until we get through to our judges that they must not treat this lightly and any breach of court orders will be punished severely, we cannot expect the victims to open up. They are too scared and for a good reason.
              Police must respond to calls from the women fast and be willing to arrest the men who are responsible.
              Enemy of the people, that is why we don't hear about domestic violece as much as we should. Women are scared and yes in some cases ashamed. They have been made to feel that it's all their fault and their self esteem is taken away from them.
              I know it's not your fault personally, but a bit of understanding would help. So much going on behind closed doors that we don't know about and we need to be prepared for.

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              Peggy
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              November 25, 2011, 2:09PM
              • Personally even one case of domestic violence is too many and I think it would warrant such a campaign. If anyone has any doubts as to the existence of domestic violence spend just one night on call with Boronia Police and I'd bet you'd change your mind.

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                Richard
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                November 25, 2011, 2:09PM
                • I don't condone domestic violence,but spare a thought for some of the blokes who get food and anything else within reach thrown at them,two sides to everything.

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                  Mexican
                  Date and time
                  November 25, 2011, 2:59PM
                  • It is a widely held myth that women are ALWAYS the victims and men are ALWAYS the perpetrators. Stats show that domestics are actually about 60% female victim, 40% male victim. Alcohol is usually a major factor.

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                    John Drake
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                    November 25, 2011, 4:41PM
                    • John Drake, you are right. Women inflict violence at men too and I think for the men it's harder to report because of the stigma of being beaten by a woman.
                      All violence must stop and all bullies must be treated harshly, whether they are male or female.
                      Alcohol or drugs must never be used as an excuse.
                      If you have a alcohol problem or a drug problem and don't want to deal with it then you will have to deal with the law.
                      It's not the victim's fault that their partner has a problem.

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                      Peggy
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                      November 25, 2011, 6:05PM

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