Changing the Landscape:  A national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities

Changing the Landscape:  A national resource to prevent violence against women and girls with disabilities Our Watch & Women with Disabilities Victoria. (2022). Melbourne, Australia Changing the landscape is Our Watch and Women with Disabilities Victoria’s national, evidence-based resource to guide the prevention of violence against women and girls with disabilities.  This resource names ableism and…

Queensland Magistrates Courts – Criminal Procedure Review

Looking for Submissions for the Queensland Magistrates Court’s Criminal Procedure Review This review has been established to undertake a comprehensive review of criminal procedure laws in Queensland’s Magistrates Courts. The Justices Act 1886 (Justices Act) sets out the current criminal procedure laws applying in the Magistrates Courts. The Justices Act was written in the 1880s and—although it…

Calls to ban defence teams accessing sexual assault victims’ records, and also give them proper legal representation – ABC News

Calls to ban defence teams accessing sexual assault victims’ records, and also give them proper legal representation – ABC News Written by crime editor Paula Doneman Posted  2/5/2022   Confidential counselling and medical information from sexual assault victims continues to be used to undermine their credibility in court, despite laws protecting their confidentiality, a Queensland…