How Positive Change Happens?

In 2004 – as one of our young members stood up in court to deliver her Victim Impact Statement concerning her adored grandfathers murder, the Defence counsel objected and pointed out that grandchildren were not eligible as they were not seen as “immediate family”. Why? Some children are raised by their grandparents and, in many cultures, grandparents are very much an integral part of the immediate family. We raised this matter and the legislation has been changed.

Currently, we are working on changes to the Mental Health Act and Domestic Violence Act.