Abuse, Assault and Neglect in Disability Services

Reports of abuse, neglect and assault in mental health, disability and supported housing services have more than doubled in the past three years, with 439 incidents of category 1 assaults in Victorian disability services last financial year. The Department of Human Services recorded 112 cases of alleged ”staff-to-client” abuse in 2011-12 in government and community…

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Combating Domestic Violence – Victoria

Ted Baillieu, Victorian Premier, has unveiled a plan to curb family violence. The plan contains initiatives such as working with schools to incorporate more respectful relationships. Working with the media on reporting domestic violence. As well as creating community awareness of domestic violence and how to respond. Premier Baillieu said “violence against women and children…

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Preventing Serious Crime – Early Intervention

In light of Jill Meagher’s murder many are now asking what can be done to ensure that potential rapists and killers are stopped. Some are calling for indefinite sentences but Frances Nelson, South Australian Parole Board Chief, believes that simply increasing sentences won’t solve the problem as almost all offenders will one day be released…

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Aggravated Burglary – Blackburn South

On Monday the 08-10-12 at around 3.00 am up to five male assailants wearing balaclavas entered a home on Blackburn Road in Blackburn South and threatened the young occupants with weapons, including a samurai sword. The twenty-two-year-old male was attacked before the assailants fled. Police are appealing for witnesses. For victims of crime support and…

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