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Former Miss Australia accused of domestic violence

A former Miss Australia and previous Labor member of Tasmanian parliament has been accused of emotionally abusing her partner and assaulting him over the course of a decade.

Kathryn Isobel Hay, 47, is yet to enter a plea to the family violence charge of emotional abuse or intimidation, allegedly spanning from 2011 to 2022.

Hay won the Miss Tasmania and Miss Australia crown in 1999 before serving as a Labor member in the electorate of Bass from 2002 to 2006.

She is accused of regularly abusing Troy Shane Richardson by calling him a "c***", pushing him, accusing him of cheating on her and telling family members he did nothing around the house.

She also allegedly told him he was worthless and useless and assaulted him by throwing a bowl of cereal at him.

According to court documents, Hay allegedly assaulted Mr Richardson by slapping him across the face on multiple occasions and punching him in the face.

Among dozens of accusations, Hay told him she would have been happier with her late husband.

Hay also drafted correspondence to the Director of Public Prosecutions on Mr Richardson's behalf without his consent and discouraged him from attending counselling appointments, it is alleged.

Hay, who briefly appeared in Launceston Magistrates Court on Thursday and was granted bail, is expected to next front court on May 29.

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