VLRC in the media

For media comment by the VLRC, please contact Nick Gadd on 0425 862 119 or email nick.gadd@lawreform.vic.gov.au.

3 December 2022: ‘Push for ‘victim advocates’ to support alleged rape survivors in court following Bruce Lehrmann trial’, The Guardian

3 October 2022: : ‘Accused stalkers would be banned from cross-examining victims under proposed overhaul’, The Herald-Sun

5 September 2022: Shortage of doctors causing victims of violent crime to wait for forensic examinations, ABC TV News

31 August 2022: No room for victim blaming: affirmative consent to become law, The Age/Sydney Morning Herald

27 April 2022: Australia’s justice system for victim-survivors of sexual assault is broken–it’s time to fix it, Elle Australia

19 April 2022: Push for online reporting option, Geelong Independent

6 April 2022: Victorian Law Reform Commission calls for heavier penalties for ‘grab and drag’ assaults, better police response to stalking, ABC News

6 April 2022: ‘Not taken seriously’: Police handling of stalking criticised in wake of Celeste Manno’s death, The Age

6 April 2022: ‘Victoria police failing to take stalking victims seriously, report finds’, The Guardian

12 November 2021: ‘Affirmative sexual consent laws to be introduced in Victoria’, Wendy Tuohy, The Age

12 November 2021: ‘Affirmative consent laws to be introduced in Victoria in ‘incredible step forward’’, AAP, The Guardian

12 November 2021: ‘Affirmative consent laws to be introduced in Victoria for sexual assault cases’, Margaret Paul, ABC Online

12 November 2021: ‘Victoria to push new consent, stealthing laws as report finds significant flaws in reporting system’, Rhiannon Tuffield, news.com.au

3 August 2021: ‘Brave mum calls for stalking law reform’ A Current Affair, Channel Nine

18 May 2021: ‘Improving the justice system for sexual assault survivors’, The Law Report, ABC Radio National

16 May 2021: ‘Legal dinosaurs the problem, not consent laws, says law reform chair’, Wendy Tuohy, The Age

17 January 2021: ‘Law reform needed to allow deaf and blind people on juries’, Tammy Mills, The Age

21 January 2020: ‘Do Victorian committals deliver fair and fast justice?’ The Law Report, ABC Radio National

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