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Kill The Possum

Subtitle Family Violence and young people

Kill the Possum, a novel written by James Moloney, is currently listed as a Year 9 textbook and is being studied by the students at Roxburgh College. It deals with the complex issues of family violence.

Aim BCLS and the Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court will work with the Year 9 English Co-ordinator to develop a series of workshops using the novel Kill the Possum. The workshops will explore the text more deeply and discuss the issues of family violence, its impact on children and the legal system.

The project also uses arts, drama and video. 

Students will complete an application form for an Intervention Order using the evidence in the novel.

A mock trial will be developed and students will attend Broadmeadow Magistrates' Court to experience how the court system works.

Kill the Possum author James Moloney will attend the workshops to assist the students to better understand the text.

CLC/Agency Broadmeadows Community Legal Centre
Keywords teenagers
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Area of Law
  • Family or domestic violence
  • Going to court
  • Police powers
  • Children and young people
  • VIC
Method of Delivery
  • Community arts
  • Drama or theatre
  • Powerpoint presentation
  • Video
  • Workshop/s, seminar or forum
Project Type
  • Community Legal Education
Project uploaded to CLEAR 13th September 2011
Contact Person Flora Culpan
Contact Position CLE Worker
Contact Email
Contact Phone (03) 9302 3911
Production/Delivery Date 29/08/2011
Evaluation Not Stated

As this project has exceeded its review date it is recommended that the author/auspicing agency be contacted to confirm the currency of the information provided. 

Sponsor / Partner Agencies

Broadmeadows Magistrates' Court, Roxburgh College

Review Date 20th September 2012

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