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WIRE in the News

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WIRE media coverage 

We are aiming to build a collection of past and present news items featuring WIRE Women's Information. If you are aware of a news article featuring WIRE that we have missed please email us the details so we can share it with others.

Financial abuse reaching 'epidemic proportions', Sydney Morning Herald, April 11, 2018

Banking on Women - Ally Oliver Perham, Victorian Women's Trust blog 3 July 2017.

'My ex-boyfriend left me broke' - Anonymous Sydney Morning Herald 27 May, 2017. 

Intentionally causing financial stress is one method of controlling the other person. It is domestic violence. Like other forms of domestic violence, abusers will use "love" to justify it. WIRE CEO Julie Kun and Helen Matthews from Women's Legal wade in. 

'Is this the new normal? Women who live on a weekly allowance from their husbands'  - Dana McCauley, NEWS May 7, 2017

CEO Julie Kun on the taboos around talking with your partner about money and how to set up more equitable money splitting within relationships. 

Interview with a Women's Support & Information Worker -  Triple R, 'Room with a View' March 3, 2017

WIRE adds voice to the call against cuts to community legal centres WIRE was one of 37 organisations that came together to ask the government to rethink cuts, which will have devastating consequences and put women in danger.

'Covert violence': The hidden cost of financial abuse - Georgina Dent, SMH 10 March 2017.

Research recently published by RMIT reveals the nature and impact of financial abuse. CEO Julie Kun discusses financial abuse is a form of family violence. 

WIRE Women's Information receives $10,000 funding, 

CEO Julie Kun talks to Bank Australia about the project and the opportunities the funding generates, Bank Australia Podcast, February 2017

Bank Australia Impact Fund - CEO Julie Kun talks about the Job Workshops funded by Bank Australia, February 2017

Ex-Wanstead resident Nicola Sharp-Jeffs who won trips to USA and Australia to start charity and write book inspired by travelsEast London & West Essex Guardian,17 January 2017

'Tis the season to start stressing about money' - Jenna Price Sydney Morning Herald, 2 December 2016. 

CEO Julie Kun on WIRE's workshops on how to manage money and build what she calls financial capability. 

'I was brainwashed': Three women speak out on being trapped by financially abusive partners, Cosima Marriner in The Age, 23 October 2016

'Time to talk about financial abuse' - Editorial in Sydney Morning Herald 23 October 2016

‘I’m not paying for that’: Financial abuse is awfully common - Bianca Hartge-Hazelman, 6 September  2016

80 - 90% of women who are seeking support for domestic or family violence have also experienced financial abuse. CEO Julie Kun articulates what financial abuse is and the signs to look out for. 

Gloves off as the abused take controlSydney Morning Herald, 18 August 2015

The brutal price of domestic violenceThe Age, 27 April 2014

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