Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Victims Centre – Geelong

Victoria’s largest centre for sexual assault and child abuse was officially opened on the 17-10-12 in Geelong. Jack Blayney, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner, said the centre will make sexual assault and child abuse investigations top priority. The centre brings together a variety of services under one roof, including crisis support, child protection and criminal investigation…

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Taxi Driver – Robbery & Assault – Box Hill

On Saturday the 13-10-12 at around midnight a thirty-year-old taxi driver was physically assaulted and robbed by a twenty-year-old male and a nineteen-year-old female. The assailants were captured on the taxi CCTV and were arrested a short time later. For financial support and professional advice call Victims of Crime Compensation Victoria 1800 000 055 or…

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Stabbing – Anglers Tavern – Maribyrnong

On Sunday the 14-10-12 at around 10.30 pm a fight broke out outside the Anglers Tavern Hotel in Maribyrnong between two groups which resulted in three males sustaining stab wounds. The victims were treated at the Royal Melbourne and Footscray Hospitals. Police are currently investigating the altercation and no one has been charged to date. For…

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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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Domestic Violence Placing a Strain on Community Lawyers

According to Community lawyers there has been a significant increase in the amount of work they do to prevent domestic violence with their casework increasing by 70% in the last five years. Hugh de Kretser, Federation of Community Legal Centres, stated that there has been a massive increase in reports of family violence to police…

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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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