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Aboriginal Domestic & Family Violence specialists issue plea for urgent action

A new report shows Indigenous women and children are being put at further risk of violence due to social isolation measures. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are five times more likely than non-Indigenous women to experience family violence or be killed by domestic homicide in Australia. Social isolation rules around COVID-19 have only exacerbated…

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Aboriginal Domestic Violence Workers Speak Out on the Impacts of COVID-19

Aboriginal Domestic and Family Violence Specialists supporting women and their children across NSW are speaking out today in a report which shows Indigenous women and children are being put at further risk of violence due to social isolation measures. About the Report The report pulls together the views and perspectives of 16 Aboriginal Domestic and…

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Women’s safety peak pleads with Victims Services Commissioner – don’t put up extra barriers for victims

Women’s Safety NSW has today released its submission on the proposed reforms to the Victims Support Scheme in an open plea to the Victims Services Commissioner not to put up barriers to victims of domestic, family and sexual violence seeking to access trauma counselling and compensation for injury. Access full article by Mirage News HERE.

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Women’s safety peak pleads with Victims Services Commissioner – don’t put up extra barriers for victims

Women’s Safety NSW has today released its submission on the proposed reforms to the Victims Support Scheme in an open plea to the Victims Services Commissioner not to put up barriers to victims of domestic, family and sexual violence seeking to access trauma counselling and compensation for injury. The submission, which is based upon the…

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Employers have a duty to keep staff safe, no matter where they work

A landmark ruling has brought into sharp relief the potential responsibilities of Australian employers to workers experiencing violence. Women’s Safety NSW chief executive officer Hayley Foster said this blurring has “significantly” impacted women in violent situations, especially during the pandemic.   Download full article written by Gina Rushton for Crickey HERE

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Sydney news: Man charged with burning down Liverpool Council Chambers, domestic violence spikes as coronavirus lockdown lifts

Domestic violence spikes as lockdown lifts. Around half of those surveyed by Women’s Safety NSW (WSNSW) said there had been an increase in demand for help since restrictions eased. Hayley Foster from WSNSW said there had been a renewed threat to women’s safety as some attempted to leave violent situations. “How we’ve seen that manifest…

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SAFETY FIRST IN FAMILY LAW!

It’s time the family law system put children’s safety before parental access rights #safetyfirstinfamilylaw make your voice heard HERE.

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New report reveals domestic violence escalating as lockdown eases

Women’s Safety NSW has released a new report today which shows domestic violence is again escalating as COVID-19 social isolation measures lift. Forty-three (43) domestic and family violence specialists from 20 services across metropolitan, regional, rural and remote NSW were surveyed on 25-27 May 2020, and revealed that since the lock-down period, more victims of…

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