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WESNET Worries for Women & Children in Domestic Violence: will they get the help they need?

WESNET Media Release 22 July 2005 On the 24th July, the Commonwealth Government will re launch the Australia Says No campaign. Television and cinema advertisements will run for two weeks, identifying violent relationships and offering help via a national phone line. “I really worry about this additional layer to the help system,” said Pauline Woodbridge, […]

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SAAP Women’s Domestic & Family Violence Services Anxiously Wait for News

WESNET Media Release 22 March 2005 Womens domestic and family violence services across Australia await the outcome of the SAAP V negotiations between the Commonwealth and State Governments. WESNET member services anxiously scan the news to see the future for women and children who are abused in their own homes. SAAP, Australia’s major response to […]

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How Many More Deaths Will it Take?

WESNET MEDIA RELEASE 17 December 2004 How many more deaths will it take? asks WESNET Chair Pauline Woodbridge, before the Commonwealth seriously tackles the systemic violence suffered by Indigenous women in Australia. A recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report* shows that Indigenous Women are 12 times more likely to be murdered than non-Indigenous […]

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Women & Children Out in the Cold Again

WESNET Media Release 27 October 2004 **Under Embargo until 1.00am, 29 October 2004.** The latest data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare says of the 12,200 homeless people accommodated daily, people with kids are the ones turned away the most often said Ms Pauline Woodbridge, National Chairperson of WESNET (Womens Services Network). […]

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