Free legal service to address elder abuse

cohealth has partnered with Justice Connect Seniors Law to provide free legal advice to older people experiencing elder abuse or a legal issue associated with ageing. Elder abuse can be subtle and, in the absence of disclosure, can be difficult to detect. If a person does seek assistance, they are more likely to go to a health professional than a lawyer. Continue reading

WestCASA launches Knit into Action Project

WestCASA has been undertaking the peaceful and silent protest of knitting to “yarn bomb” trees and objects in the Footscray Mall and invites you to attend the project launch on Wednesday 2nd December. This action aims to raise awareness of the overwhelming prevalence of sexual assault and violence in our community. The Launch is WestCASA’s social action project within the 16 days of Activism against Violence.  Continue reading

ANROWS releases additional analysis of the Australian Bureau of Statistics’ Personal Safety Survey, 2012

The Personal Safety Survey is the most comprehensive quantitative study of interpersonal violence in Australia.  The analysis completed in this project provides several hundred new statistical items related to violence against women. Continue reading

Employment opportunities with Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Service

Elizabeth Morgan House (EMH) is hiring a Finance and Operations Manager, a Western Outreach Worker, and Executive Communications Officer and a Crisis Accommodation Manger.

Second round of public hearings conclude for Royal Commission into Family Violence

The Commission was established on 22 February 2015 and the first day of hearings was held on 13 July 2015. Since then, its Commissioners have spent a total of 25 days hearing evidence from 219 witnesses, including eight lay witnesses.

The final round of public hearings held in October focused on ‘engaging the community’, ‘developing the workforce’, ‘evaluation, reporting and review’, and ‘what the family violence system should look like and how it should be funded’.

Representatives from the west presenting in this round included:

  • Cr Sarah Carter, Councillor, Maribyrnong City Council
  • Dr Robyn Gregory, Chief Executive Officer, Women’s Health West
  • Emma Fitzsimon, Executive Officer, Inner North West Primary Care Partnership

Transcripts from all public hearings are available at: