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Three days, three AVOs, but courts let Codie Alexanda go

Three days, three AVOs, but courts let Codie Alexanda go | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
HER family never thought it would come to this.

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Sophia Carroll's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:43 PM

HIghlights the ineffectiveness of ADVO'S in this case

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Geelong assaults soar 27.7 per cent

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ASSAULTS have skyrocketed 27.7 per cent in Geelong during the past financial year.

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Anna Hamoy's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:28 PM

Place: Geelong, Victoria

About: Assault rates increase in Geelong

Includes: Statistics

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Saudi Arabia cabinet passes ban on domestic violence

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Saudi Arabia's cabinet has passed a ban on domestic violence and other forms of abuse against women for the first time in the Kingdom's history.


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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.

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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.

Amy McCann's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:34 PM

About Child Protection week and sppeaking out about Domestic Violence

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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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Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:29 PM
A 'Safe Sistas' scheme that helps indigenous girls escape domestic violence. Introduced into the St George High school in 2008 for year eight and nine.
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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.
Amy McCann's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:35 PM

A case about domestic violence

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Booze ban issued for WA community

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AN alcohol ban has been formally imposed on the Aboriginal community of Warralong in Western Australia's Pilbara region.

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Anna Hamoy's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:37 PM

Place: Western Australia

About: Banning alcohol leads to lower rates of 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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Emma Burrell-McDonald's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:36 PM

States many Australian domestic violence stats.

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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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Amy McCann's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:21 PM

Changing Social Vlaues within the Indian community calls for law reform

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50 Cent pleads not guilty to domestic violence

50 Cent pleads not guilty to domestic violence | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
50 CENT has pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges after he was accused of kicking an ex, whom he has a child with, and destroying her condo.
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Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:36 PM
American case of domestic violence --> also manifests equality before the law.
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Domestic violence drives state crime rate higher, Victoria Police say

Domestic violence drives state crime rate higher, Victoria Police say | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
Family violence continues to drive the state crime rate, with the second consecutive increase in annual offending attributed to a police crackdown on trouble in the home.
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Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:24 PM
The number of family violence offences has increased by 21.6 per cent in the past year.

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/domestic-violence-drives-state-crime-rate-higher-victoria-police-say-20130828-2sp9n.html#ixzz2dgcdG5xi
Georgie Abdallah's comment, September 1, 2013 7:25 PM
The number of family violence offences has increased by 21.6 per cent in the past year. Family violence continues to drive the state crime rate

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/domestic-violence-drives-state-crime-rate-higher-victoria-police-say-20130828-2sp9n.html#ixzz2dgcdG5xi