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Greg

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We only raised  a third ($660) of what we wanted ($2000) by crowd funding to persuade politicians to take more preventive action against this violence. Shows how little the community cares. But it does not matter so much. Numbers of voters have donated and others have managed to send persuasive Votergrams to politicians all around Australia.
What we have to be careful of is the government-funded  industry that is growing up around looking after the victims. That is essential, but when people are paid to do that, we need to ensure that the fact that jobs would disappear if the violence did, does not help to perpetuate it.
That was the problem we found with road safety. So many people were making money out of road crashes that they did not want to cut the road toll. Whereas FairGO's "Roadwatch" campaign dropped the death rate by 75%, it has not fallen at all but has in fact risen, since FairGO stopped that campaign due to lack of voter support. Everything is up to voters. What voters want voters get.
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Roger2

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Please refer to children as children and NOT kids!
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Greg

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Our crowd funding has produced $660 in its first week, one third of what we seek. Please dig in deep. It is not reasonable that women, children and some men suffer violence on a regular basis . It is the kids who suffer most and that carries for generations.

Roger, not sure what you mean so give us a bit more detail.
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Roger2

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Thanks but I was hoping to get more than the TOP TWO RESULTS.
This is for a potential new member and needs to be easy to access.
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Greg

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To see the voter-approved solutions for preventing this violence please join (free)/ login then go to the proposals/results page.  https://voters.network/proposed_RESULTS.php
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Greg

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Please stand by to give us a hand to raise $2,000 through crowd funding to cover some of the cost of persuading politicians to adopt our prevention strategies that voters nominated last year. (see proposals/results page).
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Greg

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ICE and other drugs as well as alcohol have been identified as major causes. What should we do about this.
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Greg

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Do you think that the federal budget did anything useful in this area? What is needed is action not so much funding. Policy and laws need to be altered to provide penalties for and compensation by offenders to victims.
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Margaret

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Good to see Parliament passing 5 weeks of DV leave to women seeking refuge and help after fleeing their homes
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Greg

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Rapist gets max 4 years gaol. Woman gets 40 year trauma. Is 4 years an adequate sentence?

Given psychological trauma counselling and damage to career prospects should rapist compensate victim? If so, how much for lifetime suffering$100,000, $1m, $5m, $10m or some other amount?

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Greg

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Did you see that a woman was kidnapped by her boyfriend, kept tied naked to a pole in a bikie den for 2 days before she escaped. What do you think the government should do to prevent that and protect others from the same fate?
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Greg

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Thanks Robyn. This would be worth attending for any voters nearby. We can not only learn by listening but also let others know that we are active on the prevention side. If somebody does make it perhaps they would like to put a report into this topic on the forum. Then we might develop some new strategies. It is going to take a good bit of work to fix this issue and we need a strong team willing to campaign for the long term. I appreciate Robyn letting us know. That is what only networking does for us all.
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Robyn2

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I have had an invitation to hear Hetty Johnston speak and wonder  if anyone on this forum is interested. [HettyJohnston]
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Roger2

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The Conversation today reports that "Court opens door to domestic violence victim to sue police for negligence" (Victoria). Interesting! Common law duty of care to specific victims of domestic violence to protect them from preventable harm.

 
 
 
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Greg

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This is a very wise suggestion Sharon. One group has been trying for years to get alcohol warnings about danger to unborn babies without success. I will talk to them and see whether a combined effort might work well.
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