The Sunday Session with Andrew Dickens

The Sunday Session with Andrew Dickens by Newstalk ZB

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News, opinion, analysis, lifestyle and entertainment – we’ve got your Sunday morning listening covered on Newstalk ZB with Andrew Dickens.

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The number of men seeking help to stop committing domestic violence in Queensland has surged after the horrific death of a family burned to death in Brisbane.Rowan Baxter killed Hannah Clarke, Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4, and Trey, 3, when he doused them in petrol and set their car alight in a Brisbane street on Wednesday morning, before fatally stabbing himself.Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Minister Di Farmer says the shocking attack has seen more people turn to domestic violence services for help.
The event has also sparked rallies against domestic violence, with swarms of people descending on the Brisbane CBD to call for changes.
It comes as new reports reveal that the extent Clarke's fought to keep her ex-husband away from her family, with domestic violence orders against Baxter being continually watered down until he was allowed within just 20 metres of her.
That's despite Baxter stalking her daily, and kidnapping their four year old daughter on Boxing Day.
It has prompted calls that more work is needed to help men get out of relationships without reacting in a negative way. New Zealand specialist Heather Nancarrow wrote in The Sydney Morning Herald that every man going through a separation should undergo a mental health assessment, an idea that has been backed up by other local specialists.
Commentators Morgan Godfrey and Irene Gardiner joined Andrew Dickens to discuss the story and the other big news of the week.

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