“A clear gap” in forced marriage legislation

NEWS: By Nima Green Professor Jennifer Burn, the Director of the Anti-Slavery Project, a specialist legal research and policy centre, says the Federal Government should consider implementing stronger measures to prevent forced and servile marriages occurring in Australia.  Currently forced marriage isn’t defined in Australian legislation, making prosecution difficult for authorities. “There’s been a clear…

Child abuse – hiding in plain sight

FEATURE: By Nima Green In the last few years, a number of high profile cases of child abuse in Australia, have been garnering more attention, raising an uncomfortable question of how it is possible that such heinous crimes can be occurring in our communities.  Campaigners are saying that it is this unease that is sustaining…

Victoria Police launch child protection teams

By Nima Green As part of child protection week, Victoria Police have announced that they are increasing the number of sexual offence and child protection teams across Victoria. Follow Link: http://syn.org.au/program/panorama/episode/audio/2011/09/08/victoria-police-launch-child-protection-teams/5390 Went to air on Panorama on SYN 90.7 fm, on Thursday 8th September 2011.

Victoria Road Users “must take responsibility”

By Nima Green   Superintendent Neville Taylor of Victoria Police, says the main message to Victoria’s road users is to accept that everyone has a part to play in helping our roads to be safer.  His message comes as last weekend has resulted in 4 tragic fatalities. This has highlighted the issue of road safety,…