Julie’s Story

Julie’s Story

When I was going through the Family Court, I didn’t just tap into my inner-lawyer, I ended up changing careers and becoming an actual lawyer.  Law was actually something I’d being thinking of before then. I initially considered it whilst doing my Arts Degree at...

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Shirley’s story

Shirley’s story

Probably the most difficult thing I’ve ever done in my life was to leave my husband with four children in tow. This was early 1981 and there were few supports for single mothers apart from family. As it was, both my parents had died when I was young and my two...

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Fanny’s story

Fanny’s story

By Kacey Sinclair, La Trobe University On 22 January 1856, an extraordinary event in Australia’s history occurred. It is not part of our collective national identity, nor has it been mythologised over the decades through song, dance, or poetry. It doesn’t even have a...

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Kakul’s story

Kakul’s story

I got divorced in 2019 and it was such a terrible time. My life was shaken up completely and I didn’t know that I could be so strong. I came to Melbourne 10 years ago from India, with my husband who I had just married. There were some challenges. I missed my family...

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