Domestic Violence – Call for ‘Safe Rooms’

The Ringwood Magistrates Court has recently opened “safe room” where victims of family violence can wait away from offenders. Victims who are forced to wait in the same court area as the offender for their matter to be called often find themselves being threatened and intimidated. Community Law Australia representative, Hugh de Kretser, said that…

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Bag Snatching Robberies

On the 08-11-12 two men aged forty-one and thirty-five years from Kurunjang were arrested in Richmond charged with five bag snatching robberies in Maribyrnong, Taylors Lakes, Melbourne CBD, Preston and Deer Park committed between the 24-10-11 and the 08-11-12. Both offenders were remanded in custody. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime…

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Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)

A “critical incident” is any event that causes an unusually intense stress reaction, such as an armed robbery or physical assault.  Often the distress a victim experiences after a critical incident limits their ability to cope, impairs their ability to adjust and negatively impacts on their work and social life. Critical Incident Stress Debriefing is…

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Prisoner Eating Better than Pensioners

Recent information obtained through Freedom of Information showed that some of our most dangerous criminals housed in Barwon Prison are dining on rump steak and chicken kiev with jam doughnuts and ice cream for dessert. Furthermore, individual prisoner’s dietary and religious requirements are met by the prison catering. One pensioner said that after paying rent…

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