How do we stop violence against women?
This was the topic of a public meeting that I attended last week.
The speakers were Trish O’Donohue
, the CEO of Women’s Information, Support and Housing in the North, Phil Cleary, the former independent federal MP & anti-violence campaigner, and Sue Bolton, Socialist Alliance councillor for Moreland. Continue reading
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As many as 700,000 Australian workers now have access to paid domestic violence leave and many more are poised to get it. This world-first workplace initiative is attracting keen interest from overseas and according to Ludo McFerran, a campaigner against family violence, Australia is being applauded for it. I have a real problem with domestic violence being treated in this manner. Continue reading
My great, great-grandmother is 90 years old but still she holds the baby. Continue reading