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By Orlando on May 9, 2013
From Destroy the Joint, a call for action at NSW state level: call upon the Attorney General Greg Smith to issue a direction to the NSW DPP under the Director of Public Prosecutions Act to ensure that no one is prosecuted solely for retracting an allegation of domestic or sexual violence without the approval of a senior lawyer within the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
Update: Attorney-General Greg Smith has made a statement that he has no plans to revise the existing laws relating to this matter. Now is the time to up the pressure.
By Jo Tamar on October 19, 2011
Tests show GSK’s malaria vaccine just might work!
By Beppie on December 5, 2010
Captain Bridget Clinch is a pretty awesome woman. It’s because of her that the Australian Defence Force changed its policy, which banned people undergoing or contemplating gender reassignment from serving. She risked the job she loves — the job she’s wanted since she was a teenager — in order to be able to serve openly [...]
By tigtog on October 24, 2007
I posted recently about the art of crafting political invective, in finding just the right term to throw at a political adversary to sink them in the public estimation, and how it’s an art that’s largely gone down hill in recent decades. But still sometimes someone gets it right. I’m talking about the recent coinage [...]
By Lauredhel on September 15, 2007
The Chronicle Herald reports that a pair of Canadian lads organised a demonstration of solidarity with a boy who was being tormented by bullies – for wearing pink. A gang of arsehats had been harassing the younger pink-wearing boy. They jeered at him with pointed insults like “homosexual” (because that’s the worst retort a knuckle-dragging [...]
By Lauredhel on September 1, 2007
Women for Wik are back. Women for Wik is a group of Australian women, including indigenous women and allies to the cause of rights for indigenous people. Founders and supporters include Lady Deane, writer Rosie Scott, former Chairperson of ATSIC Lowitja O’Donoghue, writer-producer of the film Rabbit-Proof Fence Christine Olsen, Tamie Fraser, and archaeologist Associate [...]
By tigtog on June 13, 2007
A great post from a survivor of an abusive marriage, addressing the issue of “why do women stay?” and how responses to a survivor are often just victim-blaming instead of true support. Related posts: Signal Boost: women being prosecuted for retracting domestic violence allegations Nina Funnell on the festive spike in domestic violence Quick Hit [...]