A warm winter welcome from Pathways!
Hello and welcome to the mid-year edition of the South Australian Family Law Pathways Newsletter.
There are number of topical articles for you in this edition, including a powerful article written by Tom Meagher, husband of murdered Melbourne woman, Jill Meagher about the endemic nature of violence against women in Australia. We hope you find this article as articulate and enriching as we did. We have also included an article with some alarming findings about violence perpertrated on women with disabilities, recently conducted in Victoria.
We also showcase the new Relationships Australia (SA) site at Port Adelaide, as well as profile Aboriginal Liaison Officer Rodney Welch who works out of this office, about his role in building relationships with the Aboriginal community in the outer western suburbs.
The end of the financial year spells the beginning of some new initiatives, such as the 12 month relationship counselling and education subsidy trial, Stronger Relationships, of which we provide some important information. It is also a time to ensure that people check eligibility for other payments, such as Child Support and Centrelink.
There are a number of valuable conferences and events occurring within the family law sector over the next few months. In this edition, we provide links to a few of the upcoming conferences and forums being held here and interstate which may be of interest, including a public forum and workshop being held for the prevention of family and domestic violence, hosted by White Ribbon Australia.
As you may be aware, SA Pathways is also currently running an survey about the Pathways Kiosk, located at the Family Law Courts. We hope to gain some important information about the Kiosk as a result of the survey.
An updated Service Directory for the new round of services, resources and events which occur in South Australia offered in Term 3 is also provided.
Finally, please note that Pathways is presently in the final stages of preparing the SA Family Law Pathways Network website. We hope to have this finished by the next edition of the newsletter, so watch this space! SA Pathways is also available via LinkedIn if you want to connect.
If you would like to contribute to this newsletter or should you wish to profile a new or existing service or a professional in the family law services sector, please contact the South Australian Family Law Pathways Project Officer, Rene Earles on 8419 2000 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. We welcome any suggestions!