Victims and abusers forced to share a waiting room at Wollongong family court

Kate McIlwain
Updated December 18 2019 - 7:57am, first published December 17 2019 - 5:30pm
Safety concerns: "We need more than one court room, and to be able to keep kids at the registry separate and away from the general public," the Law Society's Lorelle Longbottom says. Picture: Adam Mclean.
Safety concerns: "We need more than one court room, and to be able to keep kids at the registry separate and away from the general public," the Law Society's Lorelle Longbottom says. Picture: Adam Mclean.

Vulnerable children and domestic violence victims are being forced to wait in the same room as their perpetrators at Wollongong's overburdened federal circuit court.

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Kate McIlwain

Kate McIlwain

Journalist

For more than a decade, I've helped the Illawarra Mercury set the news agenda across the region. Currently I'm the paper's health reporter - covering the stories of Illawarra workers and residents in the wake of a global pandemic and at a time where our health systems are stretched to the limit.

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