Remote Court Hearings Legislated

New laws to ensure the justice system can continue to operate safely, effectively and efficiently in the recovery stage of COVID-19 have passed Victorian Parliament.      The Justice Legislation Amendment (System Enhancements and Other Matters) Bill 2021 makes permanent a range of temporary measures introduced in response to COVID-19 throughout the justice system and aims…

Fifth Anniversary of Royal Commission into Family Violence

This week marked the fifth anniversary of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The Royal Commission involved 25 days of public hearings, community conversations with more than 800 Victorians, and almost 1,000 written submissions.  Victim survivors, families of those who experienced violence, experts in the field and service providers generously and courageously shared their experiences…

Northern Services March4Justice

Women’s Health In The North, Northern CASA, Northern Community Legal Centre, Fitzroy Legal Service and Reservoir Neighbourhood House were amongst services in the north to attend the March4Justice in Melbourne to demand an end to gendered violence. The march followed recent allegations of sexual assault, centred around federal parliament. Read the joint statement from DV…