A man has been refused bail over an October attack that left a woman with multiple stab wounds.
Wayne Austin Ellis sought bail in Wollongong Local Court on Monday, with his lawyer indicating he will deny the charges against him and challenge the injured woman's credibility.
Police allege Ellis and the woman had an argument at his Corrimal home in the early hours of October 5 after Ellis, 50, saw text messages she had received from another man.
The argument escalated and Ellis allegedly pushed the victim backwards onto the bed and lay on top of her, and called her offensive names, police said.
She allegedly told him to get off, which he did, however he then allegedly punched her in the head above he right ear while holding a knife.
The woman had turned to Ellis after she broke the rules at a women's refuge and became homeless, the court heard.
Photographs considered by Magistrate Jillian Kiely on Monday showed a 5cm laceration next to the woman's right ear and wounds to her shoulder and thigh.
Police will allege the cuts were caused by a bladed weapon.
Ellis was arrested soon afterwards and admitted to police that he punched the woman. But he denied ever holding a knife. In court on Monday, his lawyer said there were no independent witnesses to the incident and the matter would come down to "what she says as opposed to what he says".
But Magistrate Kiely refused bail, citing the strong prosecution case and seriousness of the woman's injuries.
"He makes admissions to almost everything, except to using a knife, and he can't provide any explanation as to how she received these injuries," she said.
The matter returns to court August 6.