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Pet care for violence victims in Whittlesea

Cats and dogs owned by people experiencing family violence will be given temporary accommodation at the Epping Animal Welfare Facility as part of a...

More police officers coming to Hume and Whittlesea

More frontline police officers will be on the beat in Hume and Whittlesea over the next 12 months. Victoria Police and the state government have...

Spike in family violence reports in Whittlesea

Family violence reports in Whittlesea have soared by more than 35 per cent in the past five years, new data reveals. The Crime Statistics Agency’s...

Epping police to collect digital statements from family violence victims

Epping police will collect digitally recorded statements on their body cameras from victims of family violence as part of a 12-month trial. The digitally recorded...

Plea to end family violence in Whittlesea

Whittlesea council is stepping up its campaign to increase awareness of family violence, with police statistics revealing the city has the highest rate of...

Family violence cases on the rise at Whittlesea Community Connections

An average of one person each day is contacting Whittlesea Community Connections about family violence, despite the organisation not being a specialist family violence...

Family violence the “highest priority” for Whittlesea police

  Family violence accounts for about 60 per cent of the work done by Whittlesea police, according to Inspector Paul Tysoe. Inspector Tysoe said dealing with...

Whittlesea domestic violence survivor shares story

There was a time when Lisa Bonavita felt trapped by domestic violence. Over a number of years, the mother-of-three faced physical and financial mistreatment at...

New exhibition highlights family violence in Hume

Poems about family violence – written and performed by a victim, child, perpetrator and bystander – are part of a digital exhibition in Craigieburn. The...

Access key to stopping family violence

Faced with one of the highest rates of family violence in the state, Whittlesea council will use a Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) grant...

Crafting a fitting tribute to family violence victims

Barbara Ryder and Judy Lund are former victims of family violence who are keen supporters of Hume council’s campaign for White Ribbon Day. They belong...

‘Hume says no to family violence’ writ large

Emblazoned across a hilly slope behind the Broadmeadows Sporting Club is a black and white sign that reads: “Hume says no to violence”. Hume council...

Family violence prevention should start at school

The Broadmeadows Legal Centre has called on the state government to take a long-term approach to family violence by tackling it in the classroom. In...

Council defends funding refusal

Whittlesea council has defended its decision not to fund a family violence project, citing its commitment to employ a family violence community safety officer...

Violence victims suffer financial pain

More than half of all victims of family violence suffer physical and economic abuse at the hands of their partners, according to a community...

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Next step for Childs Road Upgrade

Another step forward will be taken in the Childs Road Upgrade in Mill Park, with traffic shifting onto newly built lanes to enable work...