Assaults Increase in North-East Victoria

Assaults in the Goulburn Valley and Wodonga regions have increased last year by more than 15% according to 2013 Victoria Police figures. Increases in the Goulburn Valley were driven mainly by family violence, with Wangaratta also recording a jump in domestic assaults. According to Tony Davis, Wodonga based Police Inspector, more than 30% of those…

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Victims of Crime Compensation – South Australia

The Liberal Party in South Australia has promised a twelve million dollar boost to victims’ of crime services if elected. These services include: Increasing the maximum payments under the Victims of Crime Compensation scheme to $100,000.00. Increasing the maximum payable for grief to $20,000.00 and funeral expenses to $14,000.00. Increasing the amount paid to lawyers working…

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Domestic Violence – Funding

Funding to the National Partnership Agreement on Homelessness, which is often used to find housing for victims of domestic violence, expires on the 30-06-14. Fiona McCormack, chief executive of Domestic Violence Victoria, said the majority of family violence services were funded through the housing and homelessness budgets. She said that “family violence in Victoria accounts…

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Cost of Victorian Jails

Victoria’s prisoner population has increased by almost 12% cent in the last three years. In 2012-13 spending on Victorian prisons increased to $625 million. In the past three years the daily average prison population has increased by 534 to 5,120 inmates. Currently the Victorian Government is delivering the largest prison expansion programs in the state’s history. Since…

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