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Tenancy reforms help women leave violence

By Lanie Tindale  Proposed NSW tenancy law reforms allowing domestic violence victims to end their tenancies immediately, has widespread support among politicians and domestic violence specialists.   These changes mean that domestic violence victims will be able to terminate their tenancy without penalty and will prevent them from being blacklisted by landlords because of property damage caused by an abusive partner. Senior solicitor Kellie McDonald […]

Balmain Rape Crisis Centre in crisis

By ALEC SMART A rape crisis centre in Balmain will have to undergo multiple staff redundancies and faces likely closure over a dispute on client privacy. The Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia (R&DVSA), a not-for-profit NGO in Balmain, provides trauma counsellors for rape victims calling the 1800RESPECT phone number. Medibank Health Solutions, Australia’s largest […]