Family Violence

Premier Ted Baillieu in September 2012 announced new funding measures to address family violence and sexual assault: $9.25 million for additional family violence counselling. $3.75 million for sexual assault counselling. $3 million for men’s behaviour changes programs. This is in addition to the $85 million already provided in the 2012-13  to address family violence and…

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Indecent Assault – Preston Victoria

On Monday the 01-10-12 Darebin CIU detectives charged a thirty-eight-year-old male for an alleged indecent assault, using an optical surveillance device, of a female victim in Preston earlier that afternoon. The offender was remanded in custody to appear at the Heidelberg Magistrates’ Court. If you have been the victim of a physical assault or sexual…

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News for Victims of Crime: Victim Support ACT

Victim Support ACT allows ACT Magistrates to compensate victims of crime for their pain and suffering. The following is an example of awards made last financial year under the victims of crime financial assistance scheme: $50,000 in compensation was awarded to 5 sexual assault victims, the maximum payable under territory law. A glassing victim received…

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Social Media & Jill Meagher’s Murder

Social Media and CCTV have both shown to have been invaluable in assisting police investigations and in the arrest of Jill Meagher’s murderer. Police have warned, though, that internet users risk jeopardising the trial of the forty-one-year-old man, Adrian Ernest Bayley, charged with the rape and murder of Jill Meagher, urging restraint on social media…

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