Child Sexual Abuse Fund

On the 14-07-13 the Federal Government announced providing $45 million to various community-based service providers around Australia to be used to support survivors of child sexual abuse taking part in the current Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse. Jenny Macklin, Community Services Minister, said it was hoped the new funding would make…

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Sexting – North East Victoria

Wangaratta SOCIT detectives are currently investigating a number of sexting incidents in the Wangaratta region. Police indicated that there are serious consequences for those involved in sending explicit images, particularly photographs that constitute child pornography, with offences of child pornography including periods of imprisonment. Other options available to police include counselling, cautions and diversions. Police…

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Technology Increases Opportunities for Sexual Violence

The Australian Institute of Family Studies has recently published a study that indicates that technology can increase the opportunities for sexual violence to occur. The study mainly focuses on internet related technologies such as social networking and smart-phones which are a part of almost every young person’s daily lifestyle. The study which was published in…

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Criminal Gangs in Indigenous Communities

The Australian Institute of Criminology has recently published a study about the importance of cultural authority and family support in preventing youths from becoming involved with gangs. The research focuses on the Wadeye community which is one of the largest Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory. The Wadeye community has gained a reputation as one…

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Crime in Indigenous Populations

The Australian Institute of Criminology has recently published the results of a study on communities that generate criminals. The results of this research known as “Targeting crime prevention: Identifying communities that generate chronic and costly offenders” discusses the growing gaps in arrests between the Indigenous people of Australia and non-Indigenous people. Indigenous people over the…

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Taxi Driver Assaulted – South Melbourne

On Saturday the 6th July at around 3.25 am South Melbourne police charged a thirty-nine-year-old male following an assault on a taxi driver on Kings Way in the city. The assailant was charged with numerous offences including assault by kicking and unlawful assault. The taxi driver victim received facial injuries. A second male is assisting police…

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