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High demand for court interpreters

Sunshine Magistrates Court had the second-highest number of family violence cases requiring an interpreter in 2013-14. In a submission to the Royal Commission on Family...

Family violence figures not the full story: council

Reports that family violence across the north- west of Melbourne have nearly doubled are still underestimating the problem, Brimbank council believes. In its submission to...

Call for mandatory reporting of domestic abuse

The mother of a woman slain by her ice- addicted partner in Sunshine almost two years ago has called for mandatory reporting when domestic...

Family violence cases soar across north west

Hume is a hotbed of family violence in Melbourne’s north and west. According to Crime Statistics Agency figures, Hume had the greatest number of “family...

Indian community vow to combat family violence

Indian community leaders from Melbourne’s west have vowed to end domestic violence among their families. Activist Jasvinder Sidhu founded Jagriti (The Awakening) a few years...

Police ‘need more training for domestic violence’

Women’s Health West has called for better police training after the force claimed there had been 57 family violence incidents in Melbourne’s west in...

Domestic violence contributor to mortgage stress

Domestic violence is the third-greatest contributor to mortgage stress after unemployment and mental health issues, a forum heard last week. The forum was held last...

Family violence cases double in two years

Family violence referrals by police to Women’s Health West have more than doubled in the past two years, prompting calls for more support for...

Domestic violence dubbed state emergency

MPs in the west have called the prevalence of domestic violence a “state emergency”. In their submissions to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, local...

Local link to end violence

Western suburbs residents should reach out to their local councils as a step towards ending family violence. That was one of the key messages from...

Leaders rally to tackle violence

  Leaders in Melbourne’s west have joined forces to oppose men’s violence against women. A forum, to be held at Caroline Springs next week, will bring...

Funding boost for at risk children in need of counselling

More than 200 children across the western suburbs at risk of family violence will have access to counselling over the coming year. Women’s Health West...

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