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Domestic Violence Peak Body Dismayed at New Anti-Violence Campaign

WESNET Media Release 1 June 2004 “This Commonwealth Government just doesnt get it. It goes from bad to worse” said Maria Hagias, National Chair of WESNET the national peak body working on behalf of women and children who experience domestic and family violence. “WESNET is dismayed that the Commonwealth Governments planned media campaign to address […]

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WESNET Applauds the Labor Party’s commitment to women

WESNET MEDIA RELEASE 13 May 2004 WESNET The Womens Services Network is pleased to see the Labour Partys Plan to Combat Violence Against Women released today at Australian Parliament House. This comes at a time when the Howard government for the first time in 20 years failed to release a womens budget statement at all. […]

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Victorian Government’s Denial of Heather Osland’s Petition for Mercy

MEDIA STATEMENT 7 September 2001 Australia’s Inaugural Domestic & Sexual Violence Conference Gold Coast, Queensland 5-7 September 2001   More than 450 participants at Australia’s Inaugural Domestic and Sexual Assault conference today condemned the decision of the Victorian Government to refuse Heather Osland’s petition for mercy for the killing of her abusive partner. Conference delegates […]

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Launch of new report – Home Safe Home

WESNET Media Release – 30 November 2000 Why do women live in refuges when the perpetrators live in the comfort to which they are accustomed? Why must we three eke out a living on a pension of $330 per week of which $130 goes in rent while my husband lives on his salary of $750 […]

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