Moughan Sali-Siaki

Pacific Island couple breaking the cycle of domestic violence

They wanted to create a far different experience for their children.

The Ipswich couple, who are both 28, are high school sweethearts and have been together since they were 16 years old and living in Hawke's Bay, on New Zealand's North Island, before moving to Australia in 2017.

"Things were rolling smoothly in the beginning but as we ... got to know each other, things started to become toxic, controlling," Moughan said.

Moughan said he would control where Judy went, who she spent time with and how she dressed.