Data report reveals an uncomfortable truth

Until now, the Personal Safety Survey has been the primary data on violence in Australia. It is a detailed data set, but it relies on people’s memories and perceptions of the violence they have experienced and what they are willing or able to share with people conducting the survey. These responses provide a good indication of … More Data report reveals an uncomfortable truth

Vicar says ‘preventing young women winding up homeless – a simple matter of respect!’

The Rev’d Dr Hugh Kempster is an Anglican Vicar, whose city parish with Anglicare Victoria, serves breakfast to between 60 and 80 homeless people, seven days of the week, and has done so for the last twenty years. Over recent months he has noticed a growing number of women presenting at the breakfast program and … More Vicar says ‘preventing young women winding up homeless – a simple matter of respect!’

How to defeat bystander apathy or, it’s none of my business

I attended a comparative religions class at University, some years ago now. After his presentation, the lecturer invited comments and questions from the students and I, along with others, put up my hand. He then responded to each. For a second time, I put up my hand but this time, before I could open my … More How to defeat bystander apathy or, it’s none of my business