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School holidays a potential detriment for marriages, UK study reveals

It can prove difficult to find additional time and financial resources to accommodate the company of children during school holidays. A recent UK study of 2,000 parents indicated that women, more so than men, found the school holiday period particularly stressful. The...

New legal aid guidelines to focus on family law and custody battles

Recent cuts in funding for Victoria Legal Aid have had a significant impact in the field of family law. As a result of the limited resources available, many parties involved in child custody battles have had to endure the traumatic experience of representing...

What safety measures are available to victims of domestic violence?

Henrietta Cook reports that not-for-profit organisation, Safe Futures Foundation, is trialling new safety measures with a handful of domestic violence victims throughout Melbourne. The trial sees victims equipped with duress alarms and the installation of CCTV cameras...

Record $500k payout awarded to victim of workplace sexual harassment

The Federal Court of Australia yesterday handed down a record $500k award in compensation to a former accountant who was repeatedly subjected to sexual harassment by a fellow colleague over a five year period. The ongoing harassment included vulgar suggestions of...
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