VOTERS NETWORK ACTION FORUM
Latest Topics Chat
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 1 of 2      1   2   Next
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #1 
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).
0
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #2 
ICE and other drugs as well as alcohol have been identified as major causes. What should we do about this.
0
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #3 
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.
0
Margaret

Hub Leader
Registered:
Posts: 8
 #4 
Good to see Parliament passing 5 weeks of DV leave to women seeking refuge and help after fleeing their homes
0
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #5 

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?

0
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #6 
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?
0
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #7 
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.
0
Robyn2

Registered:
Posts: 5
 #8 
I have had an invitation to hear Hetty Johnston speak and wonder  if anyone on this forum is interested. [HettyJohnston]
0
Roger2

Hub Leader
Registered:
Posts: 28
 #9 

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.

 
 
 
0
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #10 
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.
0
Roger2

Hub Leader
Registered:
Posts: 28
 #11 
What a GREAT IDEA!
0
Sharon

Registered:
Posts: 5
 #12 
One suggestion I heard from Police on the beat was, warning signs on cartons of beer, similar to cigarette packets...
0
Greg

Moderator
Registered:
Posts: 148
 #13 
I know I am guilty of writing too much sometimes, but let us try to keep our comments brief because they are all helpful and short one are easier to absorb.

Darija1 surely it is up to parents not government authorities to support their children.
Are you saying that domestic, family and sexual violence is caused by financial stress through higher prices with stagnant wages?

May I ask how people feel that we are going to prevent this violence right now? I understand that in 20 years when today's children grow up it may have disappeared, but we do not want people being raped and assaulted for the next 20 years, so what do we do to stop that.
You know how people have swear jars for when a family member swears. What about a "safety" jar for the violator to put $50 or $100 in after each violent episode if the person being assaulted does not want the violator gaoled?

Thanks Roger. I am, heading for today's paper to read it.
0
Roger2

Hub Leader
Registered:
Posts: 28
 #14 
Please read landmark editorial in The Sydney Morning Herald today August 6. It refers to Victorian royal commission 2016 report with 277 recommendations. Trials in NSW and in South Australia.  I am not focused on Domestic Violence or as aware as most but this editorial seems to be a call for urgent action by EVERYBODY.
0
Robyn2

Registered:
Posts: 5
 #15 
Thanks Margaret 3, these are some specific programs that seem capable of starting change immediately in young lives. There are several offered by Focus on Families that could be used. Whilst I can’t se3 the actual content, if they are effective, they are just what our youth are lacking in many cases - down to earth practical help.
0
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.