This story discusses domestic violence.
Over the past week, six women were murdered.
That's one dead woman for almost every day of the week.
Last Wednesday, a 44-year-old woman was found dead in her Felixstow unit. Today, a 50-year-old man was charged with her murder. He was a man she knew.
On Thursday night, a 45-year-old woman was killed in South Australia. A 53-year-old man was charged with her murder. He was a man she knew. On the same day, a 12-year-old girl was charged with the stabbing murder of a 37-year-old woman.
Two days later, a 63-year-old woman was murdered; her 30-year-old daughter seriously injured. A man was charged with both murder and attempting to unlawfully kill. He was a man they knew.
On Sunday night, a 39-year-old woman was found dead in her Adelaide home. A 40-year-old man was arrested and charged with her murder. He was a man she knew.
On Tuesday night, police were called to a Modbury North for a welfare check. Inside the property, they found the body of a woman. The suspect fled the scene, and a manhunt is underway for the driver of a missing Mitsubishi ute.
Six murders in one week, and barely a blip on the radar.
Barely a word from our national leaders. Barely a word from anyone, aside from the usual handful of activists who do their best to ensure the rest of Australia knows about the atrocities happening with horrific frequency in our country. To let us know that we’re experiencing a horrifying national emergency that cannot be ignored.
And yet it is.
This is the second time in six months that multiple women have been allegedly murdered - mostly by men they know — in less than one week. It's the third time in less than 12 months that multiple women have been allegedly murdered - mostly by men they knew — in less than one week.