Domestic Violence Victims At Risk of Homelessness

Domestic Violence Victims At Risk of Homelessness

A domestic violence victim was evicted from Queensland public housing because a State Government department was more interested in getting rent money than helping her have a safe home, the Queensland Ombudsman has found. Government documents reveal the Department of...
Domestic Violence Spike in Western Australia

Domestic Violence Spike in Western Australia

Is Western Australia facing a domestic violence crisis? The number of domestic-violence related deaths in Western Australia has more than doubled this year after two women and three toddlers were found dead at their home last week, government figures show. So far in...
New Zealand Passes Domestic Violence Leave Laws

New Zealand Passes Domestic Violence Leave Laws

New Zealand has passed new legislation which guarantees that the victims of domestic violence have paid leave while escaping an abusive partner. A new bill passed by the country’s legislature is intended to ensure that survivors are supported in the workplace...
Domestic Violence Risk in Online Health System

Domestic Violence Risk in Online Health System

Has the new online health system introduced by the federal government increased the domestic violence risk for already vulnerable families? Women’s agencies have raised very serious safety questions with the federal government’s new online health service, My...
Fighting Domestic Violence in Asia Pacific

Fighting Domestic Violence in Asia Pacific

Fighting domestic violence continues to be an issue for Australia’s immediate neighbours in the Asia-Pacific region, where many developing nations do not have legislation making violence illegal. As a result, family violence is widespread, but an Australian...