National campaign and petition calling for law reform for life sentencing for rapist murderers
Eileen Culleton is calling for national law reform for mandatory life sentencing without parole for rapist murderers because she believes they should never be given another chance to repeat their crimes.
She is also calling for murder with sexual assault to be made a stand alone crime to reflect its gravity and to enable specific mandatory sentencing.
It is her belief that strong sentencing for the crime of rape and murder will send a strong message in society and help to reduce all violent crimes against women.
Eileen launched her campaign with a petition on Change.org on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism.
Eileen’s campaign has received national coverage on print, radio, TV and online including:
News Limited ran articles across the nation in newspapers including:
The Daily Telegraph in NSW
The Australian covered the campaign with an article from SA Correspondent David Penberthy who has also given a voice to Eileen since 2019 through breakfast radio program David&Will on Fiveaa from the time she campaigned for her sister’s rapist murderer Jonathan Bakewell’s parole to be cancelled after numerous parole breaches.
The campaign received coverage on ABC Q&A on 2 September 2021 Women’s National Safety Summit program when her question about law reform was featured
Eileen’s law reform campaign was further profiled in an ABC article covering the Q&A program
Women’s online media
Women’s Agenda and Mamamia also covered the campaign
“I encourage you to support this campaign by signing and sharing the petition. Together we can make law reform a reality. Together we can make our nation safer for women and children.” Eileen Culleton