The Examiner has just launched a series called Fighting Back.
It is aimed at creating awareness and minimising the barriers that exist for family violence victims to try to escape their abusers.
The first step for Fighting Back is the hope that an administrative fee of $32.40, plus $15 for photocopying, associated with applying for a private interim family violence order will be removed.
The fee may not seem like much, but victims of family abuse are often controlled to the point that they have no access to their money, or any access they do have is extremely restricted.
You can help help with our campaign by signing this petition.
For those seeking help, Family Violence Counselling and Support Service is available on 1800 608 122 from 9am to midnight weekdays, and 4pm to midnight on weekends and public holidays.
Telephone and online counselling is available at 1800 RESPECT or by calling 1800 737 732.
Lifeline is also available 24/7 on 13 11 14.
To access crisis accommodation through Magnolia Place, contact Housing Connect Launceston on 1800 800 588.