Several federal politicians have joined a campaign calling for the Commonwealth Government to make coercive control illegal.
Coercive control is a form of domestic violence which includes acts like intimidation, financial control and humiliation.
While physical domestic violence has gained much more attention in recent years and has prompted action and new laws, coercive control has not been outlawed and is present in 99 per cent of domestic violence murders.
Federal parliamentarians Linda Burney, Dr Anne Ally and Jacqui Lambie have joined six other leading women in the February issue of the Marie Claire magazine, sharing their experiences with the destructive behaviour.
Ms. Burney is the Shadow Minister for Preventing Family Violence and says a lack of knowledge among youth motivated her to get on board.