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Victim Support Australasia

 

VSA AGM 2015

The 2015 VSA AGM will be held on Wednesday, 8th July in Maylands WA from 2:30-5:00pm.

Notice of AGM | Draft Agenda | Membership form | Nomination form | Proxy form

The Executive Committee Report and Jurisdictional Update are available in the Members area.

 

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Victimology 2015 is now open for registration and abstract submission!

Keynote Speakers have been announced! See the list of speakers here.

See the Call for Abstracts here or download the brochure (PDF, 788Kb).

Visit the conference website for more information and links.

 

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National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery

The VSA actively participates in the National Roundtable on Human Trafficking and Slavery Senior Officials Meetings. In December 2014 the Minister for Justice launched the National Action Plan to combat Human Trafficking and Slavery 2015-2019 and the Forced Marriage Community Pack. The documents are available at www.ag.gov.au/humantrafficking and www.ag.gov.au/forcedmarriage respectively.

 

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VSA Submission to Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse (June 2014)

Please refer to - VSA Submission to Royal Commission on redress schemes June 2014.pdf

 

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15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology

The World Society of Victimology (WSV) is partnering with Victim Support Australia and angelhands Inc to host the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth on 5-9 July 2015. The theme of the Symposium is Victimisation, justice and healing: challenging orthodoxies.

The Symposium will provide an opportunity to hear from International and Australian academics and practitioners of current research and emerging issues in victimology and showcase the work of Australian practitioners with victims of crime to their International colleagues. More information can be found on the Symposium website http://www.aic.gov.au/victimology2015

 

 

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The National Framework of Rights and Services to Victims of Crime 2013-2016

The National Framework of Rights and Services to Victims of Crime (PDF 425KB) has been developed by the Standing Council on Law and Justice. It sets out actions, strategies and outcomes for a national approach to victims of crime.

 

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Royal Commission in child sexual abuse

On 12 November 2012, Prime Minister Julia Gillard announced a nationwide Royal Commission into the sexual abuse of children in institutions. The Prime Minister has stated that she hopes the Terms of Reference will be developed and the appointment of a Royal Commissioner or Commissioners will be announced by the end of the year.

More information is available from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. If you would like your details passed onto the Royal Commission, leave your email or postal address by phone on 1800 099 340 or by email to royalcommissionsecretariat@pmc.gov.au.

If you have been affected or would like information, referrals and support about sexual abuse please contact the relevant helpline on the left hand side of this page.

 

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2011-11-10 National Survey of Victims of Crime - Participation invited from victims of crime in Australia

Your story as a victim of crime is important. You can help build a national picture about victim experiences.

Victim Support Australia, in partnership with the University of Melbourne, are running a national survey for victims of crime aged 18 years or over.

The survey asks victims about the kind of crime they experienced and how it affected them, who they told about the crime (including the police, lawyers, court staff and victim support services), how they feel about their contact with these agencies; and what they wanted from these agencies.

The interview does not require any special computer skills, and will take approximately 20 to 30 minutes to complete.

If you need to talk with anyone about being a victim or just need information, please call the helpline in your state or territory.

Take Survey - Click here to take the online survey