On 16 March 2017, a Committee of the Australian Parliament adopted an inquiry into how Australia’s federal family law system can better support and protect people affected by family violence.
The Committee wants to ensure that its findings are informed by those with personal experience at the intersection of family violence and the family law system. However, the Committee is aware that for individuals affected by family violence, revisiting this experience can cause distress.
An anonymous online questionnaire has been developed to provide individuals with the opportunity to share their experiences and insights with the Committee.
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You've probably already heard the new ABC podcast Trace(and if you haven't - check it out here).
This true crime investigate podcast has achieved a lot, but Autism Awareness Australia CEO Nicole Rogerson says ensuring the voices of people with a disability are heard as loudly as others may be its greatest accomplishment.
Trace is an important reminder to all law enforcement that victims and witnesses with disabilities have as much right to be heard as anyone else. Their disability doesn’t define them.
Read more here.