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Ongoing New Matilda investigation

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Raised by 90 people in 11 months
New Matilda has launched a major investigation into  violence and sexual harrasment against women, and we need YOUR help to keep it going.

As part of our investigation, we've brought award-winning journalist Nina Funnell on board to lead our reporting and investigations on the issue. Nina is one of the nation's most prominent writers on the issue of sexual violence against women. Our goal is to keep Nina reporting on issues of violence against women, but New Matilda is a small, independent media outlet - achieving this will obviously require significant additional resources.


Our first feature in this series focusses on prominent Sydney barrister and media personality, Charles Waterstreet. The popular ABC television show Rake is based loosely on his life, and Mr Waterstreet is a co-creator of the series.  

Mr Waterstreet has been accused of the serious sexual harassment of  a young law student, who briefly worked in his chambers in August 2017. You can read more about the issue here. 

In investigating and publishing this first story, New Matilda has already incurred significant expenses - in excess of $10,000 prior to our first story going to press. We're ultimately seeking to raise $100,000 which will enable us to continue our investigative series into violence against women for at least six months. The money will be spent on writers' wages, legal costs, travel and other investigative expenses.

New Matilda's ongoing series on violence against women will initially focus on:

- Prominent Australians who have engaged in violence against women, and harassment of women.
- Violence and harassment against women in Australian universities.
- Violence and harassment against women in Aboriginal communities.
- The media's reporting of violence and harassment against women.

We need your help to keep the momentum on this issue. In exchange for contributions of $100 or more , we'll provide individuals with a corresponding New Matilda subscription.

We'll also add all contributor's - regardless of the level of your contribution - to a special 'supporter's only' email, so you get all our investigations straight into your email inbox.

Established in 2004, New Matilda is one of the nation's longest running independent online media outlets. We're also, arguably, Australia's most fiercely independent publication, and most regularly sued.

We need your help to continue our tradition of fearless, investigative journalism. Every cent counts.
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Our first donation for our new campaign is a monster. The generosity of readers never fails to floor me. This latest campaign has a huge goal... we're trying to raise enough to get award winning journo Nina Funnell on board to lead our investigations into violence against women, for an ongoing series. It's a huge task... so spread the word if you're able!
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