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One man’s story of surviving the trauma of family violence: A #JustJustice LongRead

One man’s story of surviving the trauma of family violence: A #JustJustice LongRead

(Caution to readers: this article contains graphic detail of family violence. Support service details are available at bottom of article). This is the first in a two-part series by Darren Parker, a Ngunawal man and Phd candidate at Melbourne Law School, as part of the crowd-funded #JustJustice project.   In sharing some experiences of racism […]

Smoke and mirrors: Mixed messages from government

Smoke and mirrors: Mixed messages from government

Meredythe Crane, Senior Policy Officer at the Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education (FARE), writes: A few months ago the Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced a national taskforce to deal with the growing problem of methamphetamine, or ‘ice’, which would identify ways to approach education, health and law enforcement. This was backed by $20 million in funding over two […]

Luke Batty inquest: on the need for a systems approach to protect women and children

Luke Batty inquest: on the need for a systems approach to protect women and children

As a coronial inquest resumes this week into the death of Luke Batty, policy expert Dr Chris Atmore says we need to be taking much more of a systems approach to preventing family violence. Dr Atmore is a Senior Policy Adviser at the Federation of Community Legal Centres Victoria, and co-leads the Victorian Family Violence […]