Deakin University criminologist, Dr Kate Fitz-Gibbon, has been awarded a commendation at the United Nationals Association of Australia (Victoria division) Media Awards on Friday 24th October 2014.
Kate was named as a co-finalist in the ‘Increasing Awareness and Understanding of Women’s Rights and Issues‘ category for her contribution to a series on ‘Domestic Violence in Australia‘ run by The Conversation in August 2014. The series included 6 articles and 1 infographic that presented evidence on the extent of domestic violence in Australia, as well as expert analysis on aspects such as the legal framework, media silence, psychological and financial abuse, as well as policy responses and issues recommendations.
Kate’s article, ‘Laws on lethal domestic violence should be reviewed – nationally‘, examined the need for a national review of divergent homicide laws across Australian state and territory jurisdictions.
Kate was listed as a finalist for her contribution to the series, alongside the series editors and other authors: Terry Goldsworthy, Matthew Raj, Gael Jennings, Margaret Simons, Sarah Wendt, Jane Wangmann, Rosemary Purcell, James Ogloff, Helen Westerman, Emil Jeyaratnam, Michael Courts and Fron Jackson-Webb.
The winners of each category were announced at the Presentation Dinner on Friday 24th October in Melbourne. Kate and her joint-nominees were awarded a commendation in their category.
To view Kate’s article from the series, click here.
To view all articles published in The Conversation’s domestic violence series, click here.