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SAGE & Women’s Safety

September 8, 2017

Almost two years following the announcement of the Australian Government’s Women’s Safety Package (WSP), a number of CLC family violence projects were highlighted at the National CLCs Conference.

ECLC’s SAGE Team presented on the benefits and challenges of multidisciplinary work in ‘When collaborating, add some SAGE: how to maximise resilience in an integrated family violence model’. As well as outlining the SAGE model in detail, the analogy of the different lenses and perspectives applied by different practitioners proved very effective (see image below).

Later in the week, ECLC CEO chaired a panel presentation entitled ‘Unwrapping the package’ with leaders from Murray Mallee CLS in Mildura, North Queensland Women’s Legal Service in Townsville, Northern Suburbs CLC ‘s Wren (WA) and ECLC’s SAGE.

ECLC also led a networking workshop of all the WSP providers held just prior to the Conference. Although the approaches vary significantly, each service is having a major positive impact in responding to family violence within their community.


Sara Molenaar, Community Lawyer – SAGE (L) and Ruth Thomas, Family Violence Advocate – SAGE (R)

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