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Abuse is the improper usage or treatment of a thing, often to unfairly or improperly gain benefit. Abuse can come in many forms, such as: physical or verbal maltreatment, injury, assault, violation, r**e, unjust practices, crimes, or other types of aggression. To these descriptions, one can also add the Kantian notion of the wrongness of using another human being as means to an end rather than as ends in themselves. Some sources describe abuse as "socially constructed", which means there may be more or less recognition of the suffering of a victim at different times and societies.

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    Protection for a friend from abusive ex

    Hi all I will keep it as brief as I can but I am a concerned friend and wanting some advice. My best friend's husband decided to leave her a few month ago, they have three kids. He was always abusive during the marriage and since separating, he is ramping it up. We now know he has a partner...
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    QLD Family member taking advantage of another elderly family member. Financial / emotional abuse

    This first part is about property, which I have also posted to the property forum. However it's an integral part of the overall issue of this thread. The abusive person is in Queensland, I am in NSW, the person being abused is in NZ. Long story short a family member (NZ) bought a house (QLD)...
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    urgent help needed - Mother giving children (2 & 6) non prescribed drugs - family court

    background * family court proceedings are around a year in - * father has been subject to many false allegations of drug use/ mental health issues / family violence. - VRO Gained by lying about these accusations * Magistrates have now deemed father no risk (after 40 supervised visits and a...
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    SA overlap of jurisdictions

    So was wondering if anyone has involved the States welfare & safety agencies if felt ignored/ripped off/shafted in Family courts ? As in filing a notification of psychological child abuse & sent them in all their evidence that never even got considered in Federal ? Litigation re...
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    VIC Personal Safety Intervention Order against former employer

    Hi all, Bit of a weird one but I could use some advice. I had a really horrible time at my last job with sexual + physical assault + manipulation + psychological abuse. I tried to resign a number of times but was refused. Once I finally was able to resign, I got a job with my former...