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WESNET raises its collective eyebrows about recent political comments

In recent times we have seen a range of – unhelpful at best and down right dangerous at worst – comments from the members of the ruling political party. The comments “boys will be boys” from the Prime Minister and “sleep deprivation is not torture” from the Attorney-General, although in relation to different issues, both […]

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The Body Shop applauded for tackling difficult social issues

WESNET MEDIA RELEASE 30 August 2006 The Body Shop has once again demonstrated their commitment to the safety of women and children with their recent Stop Violence in the Home Campaign. It is fantastic that this organisation takes on domestic violence and brings the issue out into the open with the general public  but most importantly shows […]

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New Survey Again Proves that Women Bear the Brunt of Domestic Violence

WESNET Media Release 24 August 2006 The results of the Personal Safety Survey undertaken by the Australian Bureau of Statistics and released last week supported existing evidence that Australian women are continuing to bear high levels of violence in their intimate relationships. According to WESNET, the national peak body for domestic and family violence services across […]

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Domestic violence services still need to fight for the safety of victims of spousal violence

WESNET Media Release 22 November 2005 Co-author of the report “Womens Refuges, Shelters, Outreach and Support Services in Australia: from Sydney Squat to complex services challenging domestic and family violence” Julie Oberin, said the research shows there continues to be an urgent need for improvements in the availability of services responding to the issue of […]

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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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