Combating Domestic Violence

In less than 18 months, Essential has helped Rosie Batty’s Never Alone community grow to over 70,000 people. The power of Rosie and Never Alone’s advocacy was felt keenly during the election campaign when safety problems with the family law system were forced into the mainstream debate.

Rosie’s Family Law blueprint was delivered directly into the hands of the Prime Minister, Opposition Leader and crossbench when Rosie took the Never Alone community’s ‘Justice for Kids’ petition to Canberra.

The Family Court has since released new guidelines for dealing with family violence issues and the pressure continues to build for a ban on victims being directly cross-examined by their abusers.

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