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Letter Opposing Application for Poker Machines in Wyndham

Women’s Health West has written to Wyndham Councillors and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, to oppose the licencing application for 70 poker machines.

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Sunrise Groups Recruitment – Now Open

Sunrise Groups are social groups for *women, gender diverse and non-binary people with disabilities from all cultures who live in Melbourne’s West.  If you have a disability, chronic health condition and/or mental health condition, live in Melbourne’s west and want to connect with other like-minded people, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Learning from the hard lockdown

Preserving community health, wellbeing and dignity during a public health crisis

It has been almost two months since nine public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne were placed in a hard lockdown.  In that time residents have continued to share their experiences and concerns about the ‘enforcement first’ response, and advocate for trauma-informed, community-centered approaches to public health crises going forward.

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Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor

Women Health West responded to the call for submissions to inform the Final Report of the Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor.

Women’s Health West (WHW) provides specialist family violence services to women and their children across Melbourne’s western metropolitan region. We also undertake advocacy and run programs that promote equity and justice for women and girls, including leading a regional partnership for the primary prevention of violence against women. Receiving over 20,000 referrals every year, many of which are L17s from Victoria Police, we see firsthand how the family violence service system has changed since the Royal Commission into Family Violence (RCFV).

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Black Lives Matter. Aboriginal Lives Matter.

Women’s Health West (WHW) stands in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, and people of colour in Australia and across the world to end racism, racial inequity and injustice.

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