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Why impact measurement is vital for family and domestic violence charities

Luke Michael, Monday, 21st June 2021 -  Researchers say community organisations rarely receive funding to measure their impact in a way that accounts for social change over time 

Water companies must step up as frontline domestic violence responders, research says

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 25th May 2021 -  Experts say that water companies can play a critical role in helping survivors of domestic violence, but many women are falling through the cracks 


‘Let’s get this done’

Emma Morgan, Thursday, 15th April 2021 -  We are witnessing a moment of reckoning. We need to come together to demand a society where all of us can live free from fear and violence, writes Emma Morgan, co-ordinator of the FV Funders Network.

Anti-violence groups have the solutions to protect women, and they don’t include an app

Maggie Coggan, Friday, 19th March 2021 -  Advocates say it’s critical that government seeks advice from the right places and the right people

We cannot address domestic violence without acknowledging financial abuse

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  What does this mean for banks and other financial service providers? Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank shares his insights.

The hairdressers on the frontline of the fight against domestic violence

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 9th March 2021 -  A new program is training hairdressers and barbers on how to help clients in domestic violence situations 

Community legal services fear they will struggle after Family Court merger

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 24th February 2021 -  Over 155 advocates from a range of professions are opposing the court merger 

The soaring cost of financial abuse

Contributor, Wednesday, 4th November 2020 -  What may look black and white can have many shades of grey, says Beyond Bank Australia financial crimes analyst Sharon Thompson.

Fight to criminalise coercive control ramps up

Maggie Coggan, Tuesday, 13th October 2020 -  “It sends a very clear message to everyone in the community that coercive controlling behaviour is dangerous and intolerable,” an anti-domestic violence advocate says.

Crisis accommodation package for domestic violence survivors rolls out

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  But advocates say organisations have been waiting for months for the additional support 
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