Cycling is about "Safe exercise" and "Safe low-emission travel" The Health and Fitness objective is UNDERMINED if the means of exercise is UNSAFE! This blog STRONGLY OPPOSES certain reforms VicRoads is currently considering: “cyclists could be allowed to treat red lights as Give Way signs. And the same could also APPLY at pedestrian lights."
Also "PERMITTING cyclists, riding cautiously, to proceed past a stationary tram;" "allowing teenagers to ride on footpaths"(Herald Sun)PDowe
"Under the program, homes are leased from private owners by community housing agencies, which sublet them to women and children at below market rent."
#structuralviolence is a term commonly ascribed to Johan Galtung, which he introduced in the article "Violence, Peace, and Peace Research" (1969). It refers to a form of violence wherein some social structure or social institution may harm people by preventing them from meeting their basic needs. Institutionalized adultism, ageism, classism, elitism, ethnocentrism, nationalism, speciesism, racism, and sexism are some examples of structural violence as proposed by Galtung.
The Andrews Labor Government is helping more Victorian women and
children fleeing family violence into safe rental accommodation thanks to an
expanded leasing program.
Minister for Housing, Disability and
Ageing Martin Foley today announced more than $4 million in new funding for the Rapid Housing Program to ensure family violence
victims have access to homes when they need them.
Under the program, homes are leased from private owners by
community housing agencies, which sublet them to women and children at below
The program focuses on areas with high incidences of family
violence and offers stable accommodation for up to 12 months.
The $152 million Family Violence Housing Blitz has helped
community housing agencies purchase 185 properties and lease 124.
A further $2 million announced last year will help lease more than
120 properties for family violence victims.
These programs have successfully housed more than 300 Victorian
women and children so they can live safely in the community.
One in 10 applicants on the Victorian Housing Register priority
list identify family violence as a reason for seeking urgent housing
The Labor Government has invested more than $285 million in the
last two Victorian budgets to boost social housing stock, redevelop refuges and
provide rental assistance to get family violence victims housed safely and
It builds on our $1.9 billion commitment to tackle the scourge of
family violence – more than any other state or federal government in the
Quotes attributable to Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing
“We never want to see women and children with
nowhere to go because of violence at home.”
“This investment is about providing more
housing options for victims, so they can get a roof over their head quickly and
rebuild their lives.”
Quote attributable to Minister for the Prevention of Family
Violence Natalie Hutchins
“We’re proud to have made a huge difference in the lives of more
than 300 Victorian women and children fleeing family violence, thanks to
housing programs like this one.”