"Solidarity with female criminality?"
"We need a system that protects the vulnerable, punishes the guilty and saves lives.
That's why I was joined this morning by Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, at Government House to formally present the letters patent to formally establish Australia's first Royal Commission into Family Violence to the Governor of Victoria.
The biggest law and order issue in our state is unfolding in our homes. The Royal Commission will give us the answers we need and nothing will be off limits."
Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews
Feb. 22nd 2015
I do hope the Royal Commission into Family Violence acknowledges Male victims also if we are truly to "protect the vulnerable, punish the guilty and save lives."
Law & Order
Woman pleads guilty to stabbing death of cousin
- Herald Sun
- January 13, 2015
The duo had been arguing in the kitchen prior to the homicide on the evening of June 14 last year.
Ms Clark threatened her cousin, who had been drinking, with a kitchen knife and ordered he leave the premises after he assaulted Ms Clark’s partner and adult son, court documents state.
After Mr Clark - who was aged in his 40s - was ushered from the home, Ms Clark took the knife to the front door, which she unlocked and opened, and delivered the fatal stab to her cousin’s chest.
Mr Clark died at the scene.
Ms Clark told police she acted in self-defence when she stabbed the man, with whom she had a volatile relationship, a court heard earlier.
She pleaded guilty to manslaughter today at Melbourne Magistrates’ Court after prosecutors considered the plea deal overnight.
A murder charge against her was struck out.
She was remanded in custody to appear at the Supreme Court for a directions hearing next week.
Defence lawyer Marcus Dempsey said Ms Clark still suffered from depression and anxiety, though the conditions were no longer of concern.