Sandra Horley is chief executive of the national domestic violence charity Refuge
10 September 2014 04:27 PM
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27 March 2014 04:33 PM
Our services support 3,000 women and children on any given day, many of whom have experienced horrific brutality. State agencies are failing to protect them
13 January 2013 12:00 AM
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16 December 2012 12:00 AM
During my career, I have worked with many people – men and women – who have lost loved ones to domestic violence. One of those people is Sharon de Souza, whose daughter Cassie was murdered by her estranged husband in 2008. The bravery of people like Sharon never ceases to inspire me. In the face of such terrible loss, they continue to campaign against the crime that robbed them of their daughter, sister or mother. They speak out for the dead, in order to protect the living.
02 December 2012 12:00 AM
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