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Reach out for help quickly

By Aneeka Simonis POLICE should not be the first port of call for a victim suffering from family violence, according to one of the country’s...

Picking up signs of domestic abuse

  By Aneeka Simonis EAGLE-EYED nurses and doctors at Casey Hospital are set to become better equipped to pick up on signs of domestic abuse in...

Centrelink to tackle domestic abuse

  By Aneeka Simonis CENTRELINK workers have been trained to spot signs of domestic abuse when dealing with welfare recipients who are seeking to change personal...

Abusers defy orders meant to protect

  By Aneeka Simonis INTERVENTION orders are increasingly failing to protect victims of domestic abuse in the neighbourhood. Police crime statistics show a steady increase in...

Minister joins our fight

  By ANEEKA SIMONIS THE state’s head of violence prevention against woman has now been linked in to Cardinia Shire’s fight to end family violence. Minister...

Nurses get trauma training

  By ANEEKA SIMONIS DOZENS of maternal and child health nurses working with Cardinia Shire’s most vulnerable families will undergo specialist trauma training. The training will help...

Speaking up for victims

  By ANEEKA SIMONIS A HIGH-PROFILE domestic abuse survivor whose experiences provided crucial insight in the Royal Commission into Family Violence will head Cardinia Shire’s first...

Working at improvements

    THE next phase of the Andrews Labor Government’s overhaul of Victoria’s family violence system began on Monday with the inaugural two-day intensive workshop of...

Creating a new view

    PAKENHAM photographer Clinton Plowman will exhibit a series of photographs at the Cardinia Cultural Centre in July and August celebrating women. The exhibition - titled...

Steady, Eddie, you should know better

    Bass MP and White Ribbon ambassador Brian Paynter takes Collingwood president and media personality Eddie McGuire to task over his comments about colleague Caroline...

Nights of fear

    By ALANA MITCHELSON Medical staff to step into the battle against family violence... NURSES and doctors are to be put on the lookout for victims of...

Abusers up to their old tricks

    By ANEEKA SIMONIS ALMOST half the number of family violence abusers recorded as inflicting domestic pain and suffering in Cardinia Shire go on to commit...

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School a ‘step closer’

Pakenham’s newest secondary school is a step closer to welcoming students after a building company was appointed to construct four schools in the south-east....

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