Family violence features in our latest wrap of the Federation in the media

November 15, 2015 |

Welcome to our occasional wrap of the Federation in the media. This issue features family violence, together with a range of other legal assistance issues on which the Federation also actively engages the media. As well as our own work with the media, the Federation offers media support to our member community legal centres and also works with partner organisations on related issues. Earlier coverage is available via our In the Media category.

Call to combat racial profiling, Leader, 3 November 2015
CLC report influential in coronial findings on death of Sargun Ragi, ABC TV News Victoria, 30 October 2015
Call for reform to prevent family violence victims being cross-examined by perpetrators in family law cases, ABC TV News Victoria, 18 October 2015
Legal aid commissions given family violence funding as part of $100m family violence package, Sydney Morning Herald, 16 October 2015
Family violence homicides should always trigger inquest, advocates say, The Age, 14 October 2015
African DJ hails discrimination win against Melbourne nightclub, ABC Radio Current Affairs, The World Today, 9 October 2015
Don’t drive high, SYN FM, Panorama, 7 October 2015
Family of Iranian woman raped on Nauru plead to be by her bedside, ABC Radio Current Affairs, The World Today, 5 October 2015
Open letter calls for closure of Manus and Nauru black sites, ABC Radio Current Affairs, The World Today, 2 October 2015
Domestic violence is a story told in blood and numbers, Huffington Post Australia, 25 September 2015
Deaths in the detail: Federal domestic violence funding doesn’t add up, Sydney Morning Herald, 25 September 2015
Concerns Government’s domestic violence funding falls short for women seeking legal help, ABC Radio National, Breakfast, 25 September 2015
Domestic violence crisis: Turnbull announces $100m package, The Australian, 24 September 2015 (paywall)
Minister for women Michaelia Cash ‘appals’ legal centres with funding claim, Guardian Australia, 24 September 2015
11 things Malcolm Turnbull can do for Australian women, Daily Life, 18 September 2015
Time for Vic prison rethink: lobby groups (VO prison rehabilitation report), AAP, 18 September 2015
VO prison rehabilitation report, ABC 774 Melbourne, 18 September 2015
Victorian prisoners choosing not to apply for parole because of strict conditions, Guardian Australia, 17 September 2015
Call for rethink as number of prisoners jumps 22pc, The Australian, 16 September 2015 (paywall)

Media releases

State Coroner heeds community legal centre recommendations in Sargun Ragi inquest findings, 30 October 2015
Eminent panel considers continuing Federal Government challenges to ‘last resort’ legal help, 29 October 2015
First decision of Cabinet on family violence a positive step, but falls short for women seeking legal help to stay safe, 24 September 2015
Ombudsman report shows urgent need for criminal justice rethink, 17 September 2015 (Smart Justice)
New leadership needed to end family violence, 15 September 2015

All releases are available under our Media Releases category.

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