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Lifeline Canberra anticipates crisis support line Christmas surge

Lifeline Canberra is anticipating an additional spike in demand on their crisis support line during the Christmas/New Year period.

ACT Policing: Don’t delay seeking help from domestic violence these holidays

With neighbouring coronavirus hotspots now raising the possibility of more isolation for Canberrans this Christmas, ACT Policing is urging the community not to delay seeking help with domestic and family violence services. In...

Breaking the cycle of violence: ACT police operation begins today

ACT Policing are running their third operation this year to keep victims of family violence safe, and make high-risk offenders accountable.

Ending gender-based violence is more important than ever

The Minister for Women and for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence welcomes 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

Canberra lights up to eliminate gender-based violence

The Zonta Club of Canberra Breakfast has launced its campaign to draw attention to family and domestic violence.

No ‘significant increase’ in family violence reports in ACT during sporting events

In the ACT, ACT Policing says it does not receive any significant increase in the reporting of family violence on grand final weekends.

ACT Policing operation targets family violence

ACT Policing carried out its second multi-agency Family Violence intervention operation last week (25-26 September), conducting compliance checks on known family violence offenders.

Legal services in high demand as domestic violence calls double

The Women’s Legal Centre ACT has issued double the advices on domestic and family violence matters during COVID-19, compared to this time last year. In addition, the Centre has seen a significant increase...

Call for further support of ACT women, children and families

The ACT Council of Social Service (ACTCOSS) is calling on the next ACT Government to invest in the Territory’s women, children and families in a 2020 ACT Election issue brief.

Cash injection for under pressure victim support services

The ACT Government has provided the support services of victims of crimes with a short-term funding boost after dramatic increases in reports of family violence, sexual assault and stalking strained their resources. Victim...

Pandemic sees physical and sexual violence escalate

The number of women experiencing an escalation in physical or sexual violence and feeling too unsafe to leave their partner during the pandemic has increased, new data from the Australian Institute of...

Author chronicles the life and death of murdered Canberra mum, Tara Costigan

In ‘The First Time He Hit Her’, local author Heidi Lemon takes readers into the world of Canberra mother-of-three, Tara Costigan, as her relationship with Marcus Rappel spirals out of control and ends in 2015 when Rappel kills Tara at her home.