The Bi-partisan call for NSW to ditch the legitimate defence of provocation is a cheap opportunistic political knee jerk reaction to an unusual single murder trial defence. There have been past Australian cases in which long abused spouses have killed their violent partner as the sole means available to escape the hell on earth they have lived with. Removing the provocation defence would also make a parent who kills the molester of their child guilty of murder. I have serious reservations about that outcome. Heres what your NSW pollies want..  Bi-partisan call for NSW to ditch provoke defence – ABC News Australian Broadcasting Corporation.