Campaign against street and social violence

New Law

STOP. One Punch Can Kill is overwhelmed by the announcement made on the 17th August 2014 by the Victorian Government that they will introduce the “Coward’s Punch Manslaughter Law, with a 10 year mandatory minimum. We acknowledge and sincerely thank The Hon. Robert Clark, MP, Attorney General and the Hon. Edward O’Donohue MP, Crime Prevention Minister for your support, listening to our story and recognising the seriousness and devastation of one coward punch.

The overwhelming support from the community, both from our online petition and the traditional handwritten signatures is greatly appreciated.  We could not have achieved this if it wasn’t to the support we received.

The ‘Coward’s Punch Manslaughter Law” was passed and became law on the 1st November 2014.  We are so pleased that the Victorian Government listened and introduced this new law with bipartisan support.

This shows we all have a voice, we can be heard and we have made a difference.

Announcement on ABC 17 August 2014:
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2014-08-17/one-punch-killers-to-get-10-years-jail-under-new-victorian-laws/5676346

New law:
http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/legis/vic/bill/sapmaomb2014637/

The Conversation, Change Agents – Interview with our Co-founder Caterina Politi:
https://theconversation.com/change-agents-amee-meredith-and-caterina-politi-on-reforming-one-punch-laws-80187