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Tuesday 29 April 2014
Featured Feminism

remembering jill: a personal reflection on the death of jill meagher and the broader issue of violence against women

Alice Ridge
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A little over a week ago I read an article about violence against women and the danger of falling prey to the ‘monster myth’ – the myth that the strange man lurking in a dark alley represents the greatest danger to women, when in fact most acts of violence against women are committed by a man who…
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Thursday 28 November 2013
News

in brief: Jill Meagher crime scene photograph used at police fundraiser

Sarah Iuliano
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Victorian Police have apologised for the use of a crime scene photograph of Jill Meagher semi-naked in a shallow grave. The photograph was used at a Bendigo fundraiser for prostate cancer with 400 attendees last Friday. Detective Senior Sergeant Ron Iddles was using the image as part of a talk on homicide investigations. Victoria Police’s…
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Wednesday 31 July 2013
Featured News

a woman was brutally murdered in melbourne, but you probably don’t even know her name

Claire Jansen
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  ‘In loving memory of Tracy. The world will miss your sparkly eyes and smile.’ Those are the words written in black texta on pink paper that were taped to a wrought iron fence over the weekend at the site of Tracy Connelly’s murder in Melbourne. Described as gorgeous, funny, intelligent, and articulate, forty year…
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Sunday 23 June 2013
News Opinion

jill meagher: our daughter, our sister, our friend

Grace McCallum
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On 21 September 2012, a young woman finished her work week and joined her colleagues for Friday night drinks at a nearby bar. Sound like a familiar story? That’s probably because many of us were doing the exact same thing. An ordinary woman, with an ordinary job, living an ordinary life; so why does everybody…
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Wednesday 19 June 2013
Featured News

violent crime, the justice system and the jill meagher case

Danielle Scoins
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The rape and murder of Jill Meagher has shocked the Australian people. Now, as the trial against the accused, Adrian Bayley, unfolds and with sentencing set for today, it has become apparent that not only was Bayley known to police, but he held a significant criminal history. This history includes charges of rape, attempted rape,…
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Wednesday 12 June 2013
News

in brief: melbourne woman’s murderer had long history of violent sex attacks

Toby Newton
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Adrian Bayley, the man who raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne last September has accepted that he should be sentenced to life in prison for the crimes in a pre-sentencing hearing yesterday. A suppression order has also been lifted on his criminal history, revealing a litany of violent crimes against women over…
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Friday 16 November 2012
Featured News

sexual assault reporting app developed post-jill meagher

Ruth Horsfall
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In the days after Jill Meagher’s body was found, police were inundated with calls from women who reported having been the victims of sexual harassment on Sydney Road, not far from where Meagher was last seen. They were all overwhelming similar in that they had not reported the incident when it happened, for a various…
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