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Royal Commission hearings conclude

August 14th, 2015 Tracey Matters

The Royal Commission into Family Violence concludes its four weeks of hearings today.

 Since 13 July 2015, the Commission has heard from eight lay witnesses who, through their personal stories, shared their experiences of family violence and how the current system may have helped or failed them. ...

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Royal Commission hearings pause for one week

July 24th, 2015 Tracey Matters

The first two weeks of Royal Commission into Family Violence public hearings concluded today. Hearings will now pause for one week and resume on Monday, 3 August 2015.

The focus of the hearings has been on how to improve the family violence system.  Over the last ten days, the Commission has heard from nearly 70 experts.  The Commission has also heard from a small number o...

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Family violence hearings begin

July 9th, 2015 Tracey Matters

The first week of the Royal Commission into Family Violence hearings begin Monday, 13 July 2015.

On the first day, Commissioner Marcia Neave will deliver an opening address followed by an opening statement by Counsel Assisting, Mr Mark Moshinsky QC.   The hearings will explore key issues and questions rele...

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Royal Commission concludes community consultations

May 22nd, 2015 Tracey Matters

The Royal Commission into Family Violence concluded its five-week intensive community consultation program today.

This week’s sessions took place in Shepparton, Benalla and Melbourne CBD. Since 21 April 2015, a total of 38 group consultation sessions have been held for individuals affected by family violence and those who w...

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