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"From Jill Meagher to Aiia Maasarwe: The murders that changed Melbourne over the past decade", Bianca Hall & Adam Cooper, The Age, December 30,2019

30 December 2019

'On average, more than one woman is murdered by her partner or ex-partner every week in Australia...But some murders grip the public consciousness more than others. The spectre of a monster lurking in the shadows, stalking and ambushing a lone woman, feeds into our deepest collective fears...

Melbourne surgeon Jill Tomlinson, a founding member of Destroy the Joint, says our society continues to fear random attacks more than the dangers closer to home.
"I think there certainly is an expectation by all women that there is a danger to us when we are outside our houses, and when we walk in and shut the door we are safe," Tomlinson says.'

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