Free Silent Line for Victims of Domestic Violence Crime

Telstra is currently revising its policy on charging silent line fees for victims of domestic violence. Victims who have an Intervention Order recognising a security threat or are clients of community organisations providing services to victims of crime facing a security threat may be eligible. Victims of domestic violence or other crimes should call Telstra…

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Crime Prevention Grants

Crime Prevention Grants of up to $10,000.00 are available to organizations such as councils and community groups to implement crime prevention projects. Over the past two years the state government had provided $1.8 million in funding to two hundred and seventy four crime prevention projects. For details go to: crimeprevention.vic.gov.au/safetygrants with applications closing on the 29-05-13. For victims of…

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News for Victims of Crime

Hospital staff are constantly being subjected to criminal acts. Recently three women physically assaulted two security guards in the Royal Women’s Hospital, a nurse was struck to the head and another two nurses punched. Diana Asmar, Health Services Union Victorian Secretary, is calling for hospital security guards to be armed but the Australian Medical Association and…

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Alcohol and Violence across Australia

A report just released, Patron Offending and Intoxication in Night-Time Entertainment Districts, analysing the behaviours of thousands of Australian drinkers revealed that after 1.00 am across Australia around 30% of the 6500 patrons tested had a blood alcohol reading of above 0.1%, with the highest averages in Geelong and Perth. The project interviewed almost 7000…

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