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Wife killer Kenneth Pickett sentenced to life in jail

Wife killer Kenneth Pickett sentenced to life in jail | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A PERTH man will spend at least 20 years in jail for the murder of his estranged wife, the mother of his 13 children.

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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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Chanelle S's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:32 PM

Breeching of ADVO's needs to be reviewed and punishment needs to be enforced, to protect the safety of vitums and further offences to occur. 

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Geelong assaults soar 27.7 per cent

Geelong assaults soar 27.7 per cent | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
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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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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Sophia Carroll's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:17 PM

Domestic VIolence accounts for 1/3 of crimes committed in Victoria alone

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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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Domestic violence charges against former DOCS chief to be dropped

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Domestic violence charges levelled at the former Family and Community Services boss Jim Moore are set to be withdrawn next week, with his alleged victim telling police she would not give evidence against him.

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Anna Hamoy's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:39 PM

Place: Australia

Includes: Public figure case study - Jim Moore

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30 years of hell: woman tells of torture and rape by former husband | smh.com.au

30 years of hell: woman tells of torture and rape by former husband | smh.com.au | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it

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INTERACTIVE: Home truths on domestic violence

INTERACTIVE: Home truths on domestic violence | Domestic Violence | Scoop.it
A NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research map highlighting Bowen and Glenroi as violence hot spots does not tell the whole story of domestic abuse in Orange. 

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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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Anna Hamoy's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:22 PM

Place: Australia

About: Dowry-related domestic violence trends in the Australian-Indian community.

Includes: Statistics, personal accounts (from victims of abuse)

 

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Domestic violence and family law - Child Family Community Australia


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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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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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Anna Hamoy's curator insight, September 1, 2013 7:43 PM

Place: Australia

Includes: Statistics