Domestic Violence – Definitional Change

June 2012 will see the definition of Domestic Violence broadened beyond physical abuse to include other forms of abuse, including emotional and psychological abuse. The broadening of this definition is not only intended to protect the primary victims but also children who may be exposed to various forms of abuse within a family situation. Reported…

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Workplace Bullying – A Crime in Victoria, Australia

In 2011 the Victorian Government made serious bullying a crime prompted by the suicide death of nineteen-year-old Brodie Panlock in 2006 as a result of relentless bullying from work colleagues at the Hawthorn cafe where she worked. Brodie’s death resulted in the Victorian Government passing a law, known as ‘Brodies Law’, making serious bullying punishable…

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Aggravated Burglary – Pakenham Victoria

On the 18-05-12 at around 7.00 pm three male assailants allegedly assaulted the Pakenham resident in his home with police charging two of the assailants shortly afterwards. If you have been the victim of an aggravated burglary or physical assault contact Victims of Crime Counselling & Compensation Services for free, prompt and professional support on…

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