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Submission to the senate inquiry into domestic violence in Australia
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Submission to the senate inquiry into domestic violence in Australia

Friday, 15th August 2014

Last month ANROWS made a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee’s inquiry into domestic violence in Australia.

The submission provided evidence related to: 

  • the prevalence and impact of domestic violence in Australia (drawing on existing data)
  • factors contributing to the present levels of domestic violence
  • the adequacy of policy and community responses to domestic violence
  • the effects of policy decisions regarding housing, legal services, and women’s economic independence on the ability of women to escape domestic violence
  • how the Federal Government can best support, contribute to and drive the social, cultural and behavioural shifts required to eliminate violence against women and their children.

A full version of the submission is available below.

ANROWS Submission to 2014 Senate Inquiry into DV in Australia

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