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Family violence scourge of west

Police have attended 9141 family violence incidents in the west during a 12-month period, with Wyndham, Brimbank and Melton recording the highest numbers of...

Council calls for respect

Brimbank council is increasing its efforts to prevent violence against women. The council tabled a draft fairness, equality and respect strategy at its October meeting,...

New help for Brimbank dads

Brimbank has a new approach to preventing family violence. The Brimbank Dads program has been designed to support new fathers and those with children under...

Council calls for new safety hub

Brimbank council will lobby the state government for a support and safety hub to be built in the municipality. The hubs, one of the key...

Forum promotes awareness of family violence

Western Health is ensuring its staff are better equipped to deal with a growing number of family violence incidents. The Sunshine Hospital hosted a six-hour...

Deputy mayor to provide a voice for Brimbank’s most vulnerable

As a victim of violence, Brimbank deputy mayor Georgina Papafotiou is determined to be a leading voice for Brimbank’s vulnerable women and children. At last...

Hutchins is new minister for family violence

By Adam Carey and Benjamin Preiss/ The Age   Natalie Hutchins has been sworn in as Victoria’s Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence, in...

Funding boost to combat family violence

Women’s Health West is one of 34 organisations to share in a $1.2 million funding boost to help prevent family violence. The grant will focus...

Family violence numbers on the rise

Brimbank has seen a steep rise in the number of family violence incidents reported to police. According to the latest figures from the Victorian Crime...

School tackles family violence

Students at Overnewton Anglican Community College will vanguard a new program tackling family violence. The program, based on a recommendation of the Royal Commission into...

New Caroline Springs family violence unit making headway

Against reports of “skyrocketing” domestic violence in Brimbank, the merger of two Victoria Police family violence units has led to fewer repeat offenders in...

Hutchins pushes for family violence hub

Sydenham MP Natalie Hutchins will make the case to Premier Daniel Andrews to have one of 17 new family violence hubs established in Brimbank. A...

Walking for a safer community

Caroline Springs and Melton folk will come together this weekend in a bid to promote gender equality and help end violence against women. The Walk...

Plans for children of alcoholics support group

The spouse of a long-time drinker wants to set up a support group at Sydenham Neighbourhood House for family members and friends of alcoholics. Therese,...

Migrant women to lead way against family violence

Westside women are rising. A plan to train 12 women to lead multicultural communities marred by domestic violence has been put to the government. Westside...

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Police investigating Albanvale death

Police are investigating the death of a man in Albanvale on Saturday, June 25. Police were called to an Opie Road address where a...