AVOs are effective in preventing domestic violence, but women still reluctant to report breaches

http://newsstore.fairfax.com.au/apps/viewDocument.ac;jsessionid=7A8E8699C92CBFE231920CD10402125D?sy=afr&pb=all_ffx&dt=selectRange&dr=1month&so=relevance&sf=text&sf=headline&rc=10&rm=200&sp=brs&cls=1937&clsPage=1&docID=SMH150121EI6BP70PM9J

Honouring "frightbats" – attacks on feminists continue as misogyny flourishes in Australia

Farrelly also makes interesting obvservations on the role of reading fiction in the development of empathy and the role of women in shaping our moral future.
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/strong-women-strengthen-us-all-so-lets-hear-it-for-the-frightbats-20141231-12fvov.html

United Nations requests further information on NSW Victim's Compensation Scheme

The Community Legal Centres NSW lodged a complaint with the United Nations about changes last year to the NSW Victim’s Compensation Scheme designed to limit access to compensation, particularly by victims of domestic violence and sexual asault.
http://www.clcnsw.org.au/cb_pages/news/compensation.php
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-20/complaint-to-the-united-nations-about-proposed-changes-to-victi/4701410

Campaign to recover compensation for those hurt by retrospective law change

The retrospective nature of the Victim’s Rights and Support Act meant that many existing claims have been adversely impacted.
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-04/budget-cut-slashes-rape-victims-compensation-by-35k/5865206
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-11-12/compensation-rethink-after-nsw-premier-meets-with-rape-victim/5886170