Category Archives: Domestic Violence

Lynne opens her home and heart to children in crisis

By Lynne Sawyers As featured in The Country Web 2016 Annual When Barnardos Australia foster carer Lynne Sawyers (pictured), took in her first foster-child she couldn’t have guessed that she would still be caring for children in crisis almost 20 years later. … Continue reading

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Support a mate is about helping farmers, their families and rural communities through tough times such as drought. Support A Mate Rural Outreach is about helping connect farmers, their families and rural communities to support services and a regular outreach … Continue reading

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Rosie Batty launches anti-domestic violence app ‘iMatter’ for young women

Credit: Angela, Pedestrian Daily Via The Guardian Australian of the Year committed to bringing domestic violence to the forefront of our national agenda, Rosie Batty, has launched a free anti-domestic violence app for young women called ‘iMatter’. The app, which is … Continue reading

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Domestic violence information and resources – free 8 page booklet

Rural Women’s Network has produced a special 8-page booklet – Domestic violence: it can happen to anyone – to raise awareness of domestic violence and provide information on the services and resources currently available in this area. There is some great information … Continue reading

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