Help us stop the Domestic Violence Deaths with technology
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Share the Dignity calls on the Queensland Government to enforce laws requiring all serious domestic violence offenders to wear GPS tracking devices whilst on bail.
We join with other Australian’s, outraged at the death of another woman in Brisbane, Queensland on 31st January, 2017. We are sorry Teresa, that as a Country we could not keep you or the 71 other women killed in 2016 safe, or the 78 women killed in 2015 or the thousands of women killed in the years preceding.
There is currently technology available that can aid in avoiding the tragic deaths of these women. Why are we not using or enforcing the use of this technology in Australia?
The technology, known as a Domestic Violence Deterrent is currently being used successfully in other countries. The Deterrent system requires the "Aggressor" to wear a GPS device (ankle bracelet), the victim wears or carries with them an alert device that doubles as an emergency phone. When the "aggressor" is within a predetermined proximity of the victim, police are alerted along with the intant notification to the Victim.
Teresa could be putting her children to bed tonight if the man that killed her, who was charged and subsequently released on bail only weeks before for choking, assault and deprivation of liberties was wearing this device.
The device would also provide a sense of comfort to women who have fled domestic violence. Many women report not feeling safe in simple tasks such as taking their children to school, or getting groceries, this would allow them the dignity of freedom instead of living in fear.
As the Queensland Government looks to strengthen bail laws in the wake of Teresa's murder, we urge Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister for Women Shannon Fentiman and Police Minister Mark Ryan to amend legislation allowing magistrates and judges to require GPS tracking devices as part of an offender's release conditions.
There is a Company ready to roll this technology out in Queensland and right across Australia.
Not only will the devices save lives, they will give thousands of Queensland women and children peace of mind as they try to rebuild their lives, free of violence. Technology can save lives - let's make it happen.
Our call to action is simple: We want women to be safe. We want lives to be saved.
Please help us achieve this. The collective noise of Australian men and women working together can be a deafening roar that the government cannot ignore.
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