Violence Against Women – Some Indirect Costs

Violence against women not only causes significant physical and psychological harm to the direct victims but it also has a significant indirect financial cost including: The costs of purchasing physical and mental health care for victims of violence. The cost of women’s lost labour. The cost of the provision of temporary and permanent housing. The…

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Domestic Violence Integrated Response – Gold Coast

In the paper “Integrated responses to domestic violence: Legally mandated intervention programs for male perpetrators” Day et. al. explores the outcomes of court mandated programs designed for men that have perpetrated domestic violence. The first section of this paper explores the outcomes of programs initiated in Queensland to stop men from reoffending and the results…

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Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence in Australia

In “Trends & issues in crime and criminal justice no. 419” Richards explores the issue of “Children’s exposure to domestic violence in Australia.” Children witnessing domestic violence is a major issue in Australia and across the globe. In addition it is also a form of child abuse with children suffering emotional damage as well as…

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Police Background Checks Backlogged

A report done by the government in Western Australia indicates that children are being put in danger to exposure to criminals that could abuse them including sex offenders. The reason being that background checks for individuals that work with kids are backlogged. The government review also indicated that criminals in forty different incidents had access…

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AHPRA – Support Group

A support group has been established for all health practitioners who have been involved with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). The objective of the support group is to bring health practitioners affected by AHPRA together to discuss and address issues of common concern in a united fashion. The support group meets weekly in Melbourne…

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Armed Robbery – Strathmore Newsagency

On Friday the 06-09-13 just after 6.30 am two male offenders wearing black balaclavas and armed with knives entered the newsagency on Napier Street in Strathmore. The offenders attacked and assaulted the two employees, kicking and punching them, resulting in the victims sustaining minor injuries. The offenders stole cash from the register before fleeing in…

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder – Self Compassion

Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has received a lot of attention since the various military operations started including Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Operation New Dawn (OND) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). The rates of post-traumatic stress disorder has increased significantly among members of the military that are returning from service. The condition has now been marked…

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