The Australian government has issued draft terms of reference for an inquiry into domestic violence, building on its $150 (US $100) million support package launched in March.
Federal family and social services minister Anne Ruston says the level of family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia remains unacceptably high.
“It is truly devastating that women and children continue to be killed by the people who are supposed to care for and protect them. The more light we can shine on this scourge, the better,” Senator Ruston said in a media release on May 30
The proposed terms of reference presented to the parliamentary standing committee on social policy and legal affairs includes the investigation of the impact the Chinese Communist Party virus pandemic on the prevalence of domestic violence and the provision of support services.
The committee will also investigate the way health, housing and womens economic independence affect the ability of women to escape domestic violence and lessons learned from international experience.
“We must listen to the experiences of the sector during this unprecedented time and learn how governments, services and the community can better suppRead More – Source