Domestic Violence and Pregnancy

Expecting a child is a key risk factor for domestic violence starting or escalating.  This is not news, the book 'What to Expect When You Are Expecting' tells the pregnant woman in the first chapter that their child is more at risk of domestic violence than they are...

Do I have to vote?

Do I have to vote? You have to turn up to the polling station and have your name checked off.  You have to take your papers and make a mark on your papers.  Because voting is private there is in practice no mechanism to enforce or require you to vote 'properly'....

What if 000 doesn’t work?

No one wants to have to call 000, but if you call 000 and it doesn't work then that is an even bigger nightmare.  This happened across certain states in Australia this morning, and it is a good reminder that you should have alternative numbers saved in your phone. The...

Next of Kin Register

We have received a letter from the Nepean Police Area Command regarding the Next of Kin Register.  This program is designed for people who live alone and are isolated because they may be elderly, frail from sickness, suffer from a mental health issue or live with a...