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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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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