Please note the WRF corrected the errors (mentioned on this page) in the schools kit late afternoon Tuesday 24th November 2009, after being alerted to the MRA Press Release of the previous day, but the problem still remain the kits have already been downloaded with the wrong information being given to our school boys and girls. [...]
“By claiming nearly 30% of young women can expect to be assaulted, WR campaigners are creating an unnecessary climate of fear and an expectation that far greater numbers of young men will be violent”, said Sue Price. “To profile our young men and particularly young impressionable schoolboys in Grades 5 – 8 in such a way is to diminish their belief in themselves as young males. Branding them with a wrist band displaying the slogan “Say no to domestic violence” and indoctrinating them in believing they should take on the shame and guilt for others‟ bad behaviour is totally unacceptable and counterproductive.”
Family Courts Violence Review by Prof Chisholm 2009 – Australian Government The Attorney-General commissioned a review of the practices, procedures and laws that apply in the federal family law courts in the context of family violence. The Family Courts Violence Review considered whether improvements could be made to ensure that the federal family law courts provide [...]
The portrayal that women are the only victims of interpersonal or family violence is incorrect and the longer this falsehood is allowed to be used as the determining factor guiding the Federal/State governments’ response to reducing violence within families, the more likely it is their proposals will fail. Providing solutions to “deal with” only one half of the problem has never been a successful strategy and is likely to exacerbate the very problem it seeks to resolve.
IMPORTANT POLICY REVIEW SLAMS THE DOOR The Australian Institute of Family Studies is currently undertaking research into the effects of important changes to family law which, in 2006, introduced shared parental responsibility and focused on a child’s right to be raised by both parents. The Attorney General says he will be guided by the report [...]