Plea to fix ‘toothless’ victims of crime system

VICTIMS of crime desperately need help to negotiate a ”toothless” compensation system that only allows one in 10 victims to receive assistance, community legal services say. The Federation of Community Legal Centres has renewed calls for the state to appoint a crime victims’ commissioner, following revelations in Fairfax Media of the struggles of Nick Clarke,…

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Conduct Endangering Life – Corio Geelong

On Saturday 16-02-13 a taxi was struck by a rock while travelling along the Princes Highway in Corio injuring the twenty-two-year-old front seat passenger. The victim sustained a laceration to his left check amongst other facial injuries and was treated in hospital. Police believe that several teenagers may have been responsible for the random attack…

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Domestic Violence – Victoria

On Friday the 8th February 2013 a twenty-one-year-old woman sustained lacerations to her arm and face following a domestic dispute with a twenty-eight-year-old man in Camperdown. Police have charged the offender with recklessly causing serious injury and is to appear at the Warrnambool Magistrates Court. If you have been the victim of domestic violence or…

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