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Domestic violence charges against former DOCS chief to be dropped

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Domestic violence charges levelled at the former Family and Community Services boss Jim Moore are set to be withdrawn next week, with his alleged victim telling police she would not give evidence against him.

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Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:16 PM
Domestic violence chargers where dropped from former family and community services boss Jim Moore. He was charged for common assault and intimidation, however when arrived to the court he was holding the hand of his wife who reported him.
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Domestic violence drive up Victorian crime rate

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VICTORIA's crime rate has continued to rise over the past year, spurred on by a significant increase in domestic violence, police statistics released today show.

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Emma Burrell-McDonald's comment, September 1, 2013 7:09 PM
This article shows how laws need to further reform regarding domestic violence, as the rate of it is rising instead of decreasing; the laws are not effective.
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Domestic violence rates continue to rise | 3AW Radio

Domestic violence rates continue to rise | 3AW Radio | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Listen and watch live talk back radio portal, gathering national and local news in Australia. 3AW, 2UE, 6PR and 4BC. Come and have your say, watch the live news.
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'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

'Safe Sistas' scheme helps Indigenous girls escape domestic violence - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A program to help Indigenous girls break out of a cycle of domestic violence in Queensland's southern inland is being hailed a success.
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A non-legal mechanism to deal with domestic violence

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Domestic violence becoming 'greatest social epidemic of our time'

Domestic violence becoming 'greatest social epidemic of our time' | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A global report showing that Australia has one of the lowest rates of violence against women is hardly a cause for celebration, according to social welfare groups.
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Compares Domestic Violence between Australia and the rest of the world. Talks about Nigella Lawson's issue.

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Time to speak out about domestic violence

Observers of domestic violence are being encouraged to speak out during Child Protection Week, which starts on Monday.

Via Claire Stalmachowski
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About Child Protection week and sppeaking out about Domestic Violence

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Claire Stalmachowski's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:29 PM

Child Protection week calls for individuals to speack up about domestic violence.

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Disabled get help to escape home violence

Disabled get help to escape home violence | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
The mother-of-two decided to seek help when she found herself on the floor with hundreds of splinters in her back, unable to walk after being beaten with a mallet and with a raging ex-partner smashing every window in the house.

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Emma Burrell-McDonald's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:26 PM

This article depicts a case and an initiative (funded by state governments) to help victims of domestic violence.

Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:31 PM
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Claire Stalmachowski's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:38 PM

this article descrirbes a case and an inatative funded by the state governent to assist victums of domestic violence

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Dowry-related violence sparks calls for law reform

Dowry-related violence sparks calls for law reform | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Fears that dowry-related violence in Australia’s Indian community is on the rise have prompted calls to change laws to protect women.
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Changing Social Vlaues within the Indian community calls for law reform

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Domestic violence hits beyond womb

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Stress transmitted from mother to baby in the womb having detrimental effects on children.
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Adresses children in the face of Domestic Violence

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Providing Help for Sexual or Domestic Violence Victims | Pro Bono Australia

Providing Help for Sexual or Domestic Violence Victims | Pro Bono Australia | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A national sexual assault and domestic violence counselling service has created a website to ensure all workplaces are aware of colleagues or employees who might be victims.
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Amy McCann's comment, September 1, 2013 7:11 PM
This is a legal mechanism for Domestic Violence