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Women a focus in this year’s budget, but funding falls short

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 12th May 2021 -  This year’s budget has seen an increased focus on women, their safety, and their health. But advocates say it is far from revolutionary.  While the 2020 budget was criticised for its

We cannot address domestic violence without acknowledging financial abuse

Bruce Argyle, Thursday, 18th March 2021 -  What does this mean for banks and other financial service providers? Bruce Argyle from Bendigo Bank shares his insights. International Women’s Day is an important opportunity to

Crisis accommodation package for domestic violence survivors rolls out

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 30th September 2020 -  But advocates say organisations have been waiting for months for the additional support  A $60 million government package to house around 700 women and children fleeing domestic

Poverty is trapping women in abusive relationships

Cathy Humphreys, Wednesday, 26th August 2020 -  The Australian government’s JobSeeker and JobKeeper payments need to be recognised as crucial tools for preventing domestic and family violence – and need to be maintained, writes

Behind closed doors: The migrant and refugee women suffering in silence

Maggie Coggan, Thursday, 6th August 2020 -  COVID-19 has seen a sharp increase in the number of women experiencing domestic and family violence, but advocates say one group in particular is falling through the cracks.  The

Fears COVID-19 could have a long-lasting impact on women’s safety

Luke Michael, Tuesday, 12th May 2020 -  “The risks of this crisis and the recovery period are only just beginning to emerge,” one advocate says.  The coronavirus pandemic could amplify the risks women face from abusive

Government boosts support for mental health and domestic violence services

Luke Michael, Thursday, 2nd April 2020 -  The prime minister has already flagged that more support will be on the way  The federal government has unveiled a $1.1 billion package to boost mental health services, domestic violence

More funding promised to men’s behaviour change programs, but we’re still not sure they work

Contributor, Thursday, 27th February 2020 -  The Australian government has committed funding to men’s behaviour change programs in the wake of the murder of Hannah Clarke and her children – but what are they and do they

‘It’s our national shame’

Andrew Cairns, Thursday, 13th February 2020 -  Addressing domestic violence in our communities must be a national priority, writes Andrew Cairns, CEO of Community Sector Banking. Domestic violence in Australia is a national

We don’t need another inquiry into family law – we need action

Contributor, Monday, 23rd September 2019 -  It seems the driving force behind this new inquiry is Pauline Hanson’s recent unsupported claim that women often make up allegations of domestic violence in family courts, write

Gender inequality to be fixed by the next generation

Maggie Coggan, Wednesday, 22nd May 2019 -  Young people are being encouraged to play an active role in promoting respectful relationships after research found one in seven young Australians believe a man would be justified

Equal blame? The dangers of couples counselling in a domestic violence situation

Wendy Williams, Thursday, 16th May 2019 -  Jane sat in a room across from a counsellor and her aggressor. With the three of them almost in a circle, all facing each other, the counsellor began to ask about their relationship as
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