Domestic Violence

FIAV Domestic Violence Panel was set up in response to a number of calls received specific to Family Violence, Child Custody, Legal assistance for victims, Victims of Crime assistance, employment and skills upgrade help, Translation and Interpretation service, Temporary / emergency Accommodation and food support and a number of related assistance required by Indian origin community members on social issues.

Temporary Visitors on skilled employment category, Students and Indian Citizens form a major group of growing Indian origin population, that is facing a number of social issues on a number of fronts. Responding to a call from the Victorian Multi-Cultural Commission, Victoria Police, Magistrate Courts and a number of family counselling centres, FIAV initiated the Domestic Violence panel with a number of Volunteers from various capabilities and professions, that are able to devote time and effort to the benefit of the Community.

Over the last 5 Years, FIAV managed to deal and assist more than 50 Domestic Violence Victims, that have been referred by the Indian Consulate in Melbourne, Victoria Police and a number of Community groups and organisations.

The Following are the FIAV Domestic Violence Panel Members:

Medical Professionals
Dr Lata Satyen
School of Psychology, Deakin University
lata.aiman@deakin.edu.au
Dr Vaidya Swaminathan
Consultant Psychiatrist, Melbourne University
vswaminathan@unimelb.edu.au
Ms Hyacinth Monterio
Educational Psychologist
hyacinthmonteiro@y7mail.com
Dr Matthew Thomas
Family Physician, Royal Melbourne Hospital
bhimal1@rediffmail.com
Dr Jabeen Syeda
Consultant General Physician
Dr Ravi Kamisetty
Dental Consultant
rkkamisetty@gmail.com

Nurse
Mythili Nagasundaram
Nurse – Div 2
chiiti2@gmail.com
Usha Matthews
Nurse – Div 2, Monash Medical Centre, Clayton
ushakaniyam@yahoo.co.uk

Legal Professionals
Mr Peter Vlahos
Barrister & Solicitors, Former Mayor of the City of Monash
pvlahos@tpg.com.au
Mr Vernon Da Gama
Barrister & Solicitor
vernondagama@msn.com

Social Workers
Deepa Matthews
Manager South Asian Region Central Queensland University
deepakandathilmathews@ymail.com
Mayur Katariya
Manager of Research Degrees
Faculty of Education
mayur.katariya@monash.edu
Chair – Domestic Violence Panel
Dr Sharad Gupta, Vice President, FIAV
drsharadkgupta@hotmail.com

Community Volunteers
Mr Swaminathan, Occupational Health Consultant
swaminathan@softel.com.au
Mr Jay Kumar, IT Professional
Mrs Meena Swaminathan, Community Volunteer
swaminathan@softel.com.au
Mrs Anamika Srivastava, Community Volunteer
anamika2_in@yahoo.com
Dr Santosh Kumar, President NRISA & representing FIAV
santosh.kumarau@gmail.com