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Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence

Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence 

Domestic Violence
30/07/2020 12:00 PM

The St Vincent de Paul Society National Council of Australia’s submission urges tailored, culturally appropriate services, improved police training, increased awareness campaigns, and comprehensive policy reforms to address family and domestic violence in Australia.

The Society highlights persistent challenges in reducing rates of violence, and advocates for a targeted approach to support vulnerable groups, as well as increased housing options.

The Society also stresses the need for adequately resourced, trauma informed, and child-centred service responses, with increased funding and coordination across all levels of governments. More funding is also needed to increase the sample size of the Personal Safety Survey to enable analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people living with disability and people living in regional and remote Australia.

The Coalition of Peaks must be involved in any future work on addressing violence against Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women.   

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