(NEWS) — A MAN who punished his wife by making her do sit-ups and eat only bread and water for days has been stopped from seeing his children.

The woman told a court the man was aggressive and controlling during their nine-year marriage, isolating her from family and friends.

The Federal Magistrates’ Court heard the man, 37, was obsessed with hygiene and demanded a spotless house.

His wife did most of the housework and cared for the children even while recovering from a broken arm inflicted by her partner.

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