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Women’s Domestic Violence Peak Fears an Increase in Domestic Murders

WESNET Media Release 30 July 2004 The proposed changes to the Family Law system will result in even more deaths of women and children, unless the new Family Relationships Centres to be established across the country prioritise safety of women and children above all other considerations, according to WESNET (the Womens Services Network), peak body […]

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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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