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
Hosted by Wyndham Community and Education Centre, this group will run every Friday and will support women with a focus on learning new skills, access to information, developing social networks and meeting other young woman. Continue reading
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
Merri Outreach Support Service is inviting suitable applications for the full-time, ongoing position of Outreach Case Manager in the Transitional Outreach Support Team 2 based at the Broadmeadows office. The focus of the role is providing team case management support to consumers experiencing homelessness. Continue reading
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
The Koorie Emergency Relief Program provides urgent financial and or material aid support to the Aboriginal Community in financial crisis and hardship. Continue reading
Elizabeth Morgan House (EMH) is hiring a Finance and Operations Manager, a Western Outreach Worker, and Executive Communications Officer and a Crisis Accommodation Manger.
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: http://www.rcfv.com.au/Public-Hearings