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  • The Full Stop Foundation - stopping sexual assault and domestic violence Full Stop - 09/03/2015
    NSW Minister for Women and Minister for Planning, the Hon Pru Goward, hosted the launch of the Full Stop Foundation which will support the work of Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia. Tara Moss bestselling author of The Fictional Woman, sexual assault survivor, and long time advocate for women and children was named Patron of the Full Stop Foundation. In accepting this role she spoke passionately about how all Australians can work together to change attitudes and behaviours and bring an end to violence against women and children. “There are those who see a problem and there are those who will not give up until they find a solution - finding a solution to the violence is what the Full Stop Foundation is about,” she said. “The Full Stop Foundation will make it happen”.
  • Sexual assault and harassment at workplace functions - 11/12/2014
    Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia, The NSW Police Force and the Human Rights Commission are today reminding people that sexual assault is a crime, and that alcohol consumption is no excuse for breaking the law. The reminder comes as many workplaces hold their end of year work functions, which can, according to Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia Executive Officer, Karen Willis, place some people at risk of sexual harassment or assault.
  • Forty Years Working Against Rape and Domestic Violence - 28/10/2014
    Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia tonight marks 40 years since an Australian Government first recognised the need to fund sexual assault services. 
    Author Tara Moss will be guest speaker at Rape & Domestic Violence Services Australia Annual General Meeting at Birkenhead Point with statistics demonstrating that one in five women will experience sexual assault in their lives – usually at the hands of someone
    they trust. It was the late Gough Whitlam who in 1974 agreed to a funding proposal that would establish the Sydney Rape Crisis Collective, as the organisation was first known.

  • Specialist support for those impacted by the Royal Commission - 10/03/14
    On Monday 10 March 2014, NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch officially launched ‘Sexual Assault Counselling Australia’, which will deliver trauma specialist counselling services for those impacted by the Royal Commission. 

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