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Social Justice Alliance Campaign (WA Residents Only)

188 Signatures Goal: 3,000

To the President and Members of the Legislative Council of the Parliament of Western Australia in Parliament assembled.


On 1 August 2008, the Homicide Act 2008 was amended to introduce changes in the context of domestic homicide where there has been a history of violence by either the deceased or the accused.


We the undersigned residents of Western Australia call on the State Government to:


(1) Review the imprisonment of women who are currently serving life sentences for murder where these changes to the said Act apply, and to take whatever action is required to ensure these women are afforded justice; and

(2) To enact legislative changes to ensure that fairness and justice is properly served in relation to domestic homicide where there has been a history of violence by either the deceased or the accused.


And your petitioners as in duty bound, will ever pray.



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December 19
Family and domestic violence is a continuum. It starts out with small manipulative and coercive acts and spirals downwards with the end result being death- either suicide or homicide. How is it that in our society an FDV perpetrator can kill his wife and be eligible for parole after 3 years, but a woman who has killed her perpetrator after being held as a psychological hostage for years, is not able to have her life-sentence reconsidered even after the laws have changed to recognise her situation? The inherent gender-bias in the criminal justice system is symptomatic of a society that de-values the worth of women. It sends the message that women's lives are more dispensable then men's and further perpetuates gender inequality. It is a vicious cycle and it needs to be broken. Please help us raise awareness of this issue and seek justice for women. We would be grateful if you could forward this petition to family, friends and colleagues.

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  • Anonymous
    Anonymous
    Apr 03, 2014
    Apr 03, 2014
    these women have served their time a lifetime ago .lets learn from this and get a better understanding around domestic violence and the long term effects and damages it can and does continue to do !
  • Hsin-Hwei CHEN
    Hsin-Hwei CHEN Australia, Perth
    Mar 25, 2014
    Mar 25, 2014
    Everybody in partner/family relationship will benefit by paying efforts on following a simple easy principle: Understand and RESPECT woman as a person, an individual, a human being. It is harmless cost less and it is the way lead to happy and healthy relationships. Simply as that.
  • D.Hart
    D.Hart Australia, Perth
    Mar 08, 2014
    Mar 08, 2014
    Justice is long over due
  • Kirsty Oehlers
    Kirsty Oehlers Australia, Perth
    Mar 07, 2014
    Mar 07, 2014
    These women are no threat to the community. They endured years of domestic violence that led them to the point of committing this desperate act.
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    lorraine gibson
    2 years ago
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    Virginia Brown
    2 years ago
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    Tania sagastume
    2 years ago
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    Nina Jurak
    3 years ago
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    Hsin-Hwei CHEN
    3 years ago
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    Lynda Castle Australia
    3 years ago
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    Mariette Cowley Australia
    3 years ago
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    Marietted Cowley
    3 years ago
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    Margaret Adams Australia
    3 years ago
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    Karen Upton-Davis
    3 years ago
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    Erin Ewens
    3 years ago
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    Lucy Young
    3 years ago
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    Sharon Dodds
    3 years ago
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    Robin Shortland-Jones
    3 years ago
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    Dr Alan Campbell
    3 years ago
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