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Domestic violence escalating during COVID-19
15 July 2020 Almost one in 10 Australian women in a relationship have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis, new research reveals.
Tougher laws to combat online stalking and intimidation
09 October 2018 RLC welcomes the strengthening of laws in NSW to protect people from stalking and intimidation online and via mobile phones.
New Laws to Protect Domestic Violence Victims
14 September 2018 Strangulation is one of the most common and lethal forms of domestic violence. It can seriously affect a victim's long-term physical and psychological health and is a highly predictive indicator of future homicide. 
Redfern Legal Centre’s Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWDVCAS)
03 September 2018 Redfern Legal Centre has pioneered frontline domestic violence legal services for more than 30 years and is extremely proud of its Sydney Women's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (SWDVCAS).
NSW trial offers new approach for rehousing domestic violence victims
04 May 2018 The NSW State Government is trialing a new model of living arrangements for victims of serious domestic violence, The Daily Telegraph reports. 
New Family Advocacy and Support Service (FASS) launched
21 May 2017 On 17 May, Susan Smith, the Coordinator of RLC's Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (Sydney WDVCAS), spoke at the launch of the new Family Advocacy and Support Services (FASS) program. 
Statutory Review of Victims Rights and Support Act 2013
29 August 2016 Sydney WDVCAS has recently made a submission to the statutory review of the Victims Rights and Support Act 2013.
Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence report finalised
16 June 2016 RLC welcomes the finalisation of the Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence report.
RLC in the Medical Journal of Australia
16 June 2016 Redfern Legal Centre's Health Justice Partnership with Sydney Local Health District in the Medical Journal of Australia.
Positions available in our Domestic Violence Service
12 May 2016 Redfern Legal Centre has three exciting positions available within its Sydney Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service.