Which news outlets are committed to including 1800 RESPECT?

Australia is in the grip of a domestic violence crisis. 31 women have been murdered in alleged family violence incidents already this year. But 43% of Australians still don't know where they could get help if they needed it. Yet so far this year just 8% of media stories run about domestic violence have included contact details for 1800 RESPECT - the 24/7 national hotline service for people affected by domestic violence.  

During her National Press Club address Rosie Batty urged all news outlets to include 1800 RESPECT in any articles they write about domestic violence. In the weeks that followed, thousands of Fair Agenda members have amplified that call, and Fair Agenda has written to key media outlets to find out if they are committed to including 1800 RESPECT in stories they run about domestic violence.

Here’s what they've said:

Print outlets

Outlet

Committed to including 1800 RESPECT?

Contact details

Sydney Morning Herald

Yes

Thank them for their commitment

Twitter: @SMH

The Age

Yes

Thank them for their commitment:

Twitter: @TheAge

The Guardian

Yes

Thank them for their commitment:

Twitter: @GuardianAus

The Saturday Paper

Yes

Thank them for their commitment:

Twitter: @SatPaper

The Monthly

Includes where considered appropriate

Twitter: @TheMonthly

Email: enquiries@themonthly.com.au

The Australian

Yet to respond

Twitter: @Australian

Email: customersupport@theaustralian.com.au

The Herald Sun

Yet to respond

Twitter: @TheHeraldSun

Email: readerfeedback@heraldsun.com.au

The Daily Telegraph

Yet to respond

Twitter: @DailyTelegraph

Email: news@dailytelegraph.com.au

The Courier Mail

Yet to respond

Twitter: @CourierMail

Email: readerhelp@qnp.newsltd.com.au

Brisbane Times

Yet to respond

Twitter: @BrisbaneTimes

Reader feedback here

The Canberra Times

Yet to respond

Twitter: @CanberraTimes

Reader feedback here 

The Adelaide Advertiser

Yet to respond

Twitter: @TheTiser

Email: tiser@adv.newsltd.com.au

The West Australian

Yet to respond

Twitter: @TheWest_com_au

Email: subscriptions@wanews.com.au

The Mercury

Runs 1800 RESPECT in the paper daily, with local service contacts included in stories.

Thank them for their commitment:

Twitter: @TheMercuryComAu

The Examiner

Yet to respond

Twitter: @ExaminerOnline

Email: feedback@examiner.com.au

The NT News

Yet to respond

Twitter: @TheNTNews

Email: news@ntnews.com.au

The Weekly Times

Yet to respond

Twitter: @TheWeeklyTimes

Email: wtimes@theweeklytimes.com.au

 

TV Outlets

Outlet

Committed to including 1800 RESPECT?

Contact details

ABC News

Yet to respond Twitter: @ABCNews

Channel 10 News

Yet to respond Twitter: @ChannelTenNews

Channel 9 News

Yet to respond

Twitter: @Y7News

Channel 7 News

Yet to respond Twitter: @9NewsAus

Sky News

Yet to respond Twitter: @SkyNewsAust

SBS News

Yet to respond Twitter: @SBSNews

 

Online Outlets

Outlet

Committed to including 1800 RESPECT?

Contact details

Buzzfeed Oz

Yet to respond Twitter: @BuzzfeedOz 

Mamamia 

Yet to respond  Twitter: @Mamamia 

Crikey 

Yet to respond  Twitter: @Crikey_news 

Women's Agenda 

Yes 

Thank them for their commitment: 

Twitter: @WomensAgenda 

Junkee 

Yes 

Thank them for their commitment:

Twitter: @JunkeeDotCom 

Pedestrian TV 

Yes 

Thank them for their commitment:

Twitter: @PedestrianDaily 

Want to update your outlet's position? You can contact us at info[at]fairagenda.org.

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800 RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App store or Google Play.