WESNET in the news


How tech is enabling domestic abusers

David Braue, ACS Information Age, 22 July 2021 


Family violence tech stalkers are about to be caught out

Wendy Tuohy, The Age, 21 February 2021 

Central Victorian agency heads on proposed Family Court merger

Emma D'Agostino, Bendigo Advertiser, 19 February 2021 

How a $35 Uber ride changed one woman's life: 'Without that first ride, it wouldn't have happened'

Bianka Farmarkis, 9Honey, 14 December 2020 

Byte into IT Podcast - 9 December 2020

Dan Salmon and Warren Davies from Triple R radio interview CEO WESNET about the Second National Survey on Tech Abuse and Domestic Violence - 9 December 2020

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The Squiz podcast - 25 November 2020 - How the Uber Rides program has helped survivors of domestic violence 

Kate Watson, 25 November 2020 - Our CEO is interviewed from 9m18 second

GPS trackers, hidden cameras on the rise as domestic violence increases during pandemic


ABC Radio Melbourne /  By Kristian Silva Posted 24 Nov 2020

Driving Change: Continuing our support for Women's Safety on the 2021 Road to Recovery

Sean McIntyre, Head of Trust & Safety, Uber ANZ, 22 November 2020

Woman's ex-boyfriend stalked her by hacking her car's system: 'No end of creativity by perpetrators

Bianka Farmarkis, 9Honey, September 2020 

'Covid-19 will slam the door shut': Australia's family services brace for domestic violence spike 

Royce Krumelov, The Guardian, 29 March 2020

'Australia coronavirus lockdown pushes 'safe phones' demand for women 

Beh Lih Yi, Thomson Reuters Foundation, 25 March 2020

Federal Government cuts funding for more domestic violence services

Hannah Cross, National Indigenous Times, 18 December 2019

WESNET family violence phone program faces federal government funding cut

Tara Cosoleto, Bendigo Advertiser, 15 December 2019

Free phones can be crucial to escaping family violence but a key service is facing a funding cut

Alison Branley, ABC Specialist Reporting Team, 11 December 2019

Tracked and terrorised

Felicity Robinson, Primer, 23 October 2019

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Spyware and GPS tracking: the next frontier for family violence

Jenna Price, Sydney Morning Herald, 23 August 2019

How companies selling spyware are helping to promote family violence

ABC 22 August 2019

ABC 22 August 2019

ABC 22 August 2019

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The secret way phone apps enable domestic violence

Amelia Saw, Daily Telegraph, 1 March 2019 (Subscriber only).

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Powerful spy devices bring menacing stalkers sharply into focus

David Murray, The Australian, 18 January 2019 (Subscriber only)

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Mobile spyware tracking apps put alarming focus on domestic violence 

Luke Cooper, Huffington Post, 3 November 2017

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Tech abuse 'rampant' and has 'devastating' impacts on victims

Shalailah Medhora, TripleJ Hack, 31 October 2016