New law aims to reduce family violence and put victims first

New law aims to reduce family violence and put victims first

The new Family Violence (Amendments) Act 2018 fixes a number of gaps in family violence legislation and response. The new act takes effect in two phases with the first phase strengthening criminal law.  Shine’s General Manager Jane Drumm welcomes the new legislation and Government’s efforts to ensure government agencies and service providers work together to deliver a unified approach to dealing with family violence. 


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“I would not have made it this far without Shine’s support. Shine helped me when I hit bottom and there was no hope, then supported me with everything, before and after the birth of my son. You gave me the strength to stand on my feet and look forward when I was miserable and suicidal. I have my life and freedom back as I have a new warm and safe place and my ex-partner is in prison. Thank you for saving my life and my son’s life!!” a Shine client