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Morrison promises $78 million for combatting domestic violence

“Prime Minister Scott Morrison is committing A$78 million to protect women and children against domestic violence, in a Monday speech with the theme of “Keeping Australians safe and secure”.

The money includes $60 million – over the next three years – in grants for organisations to provide emergency accommodation for those escaping family violence.”

 

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Migrant women are particularly vulnerable to technology-facilitated domestic abuse

“Migrant women with temporary visa status are particularly vulnerable when it comes to domestic and family violence. That vulnerability is intensified when you add technology to the mix.

Technology-facilitated abuse has been recognised as a new breed of domestic violence. Technology-facilitated abuse refers to controlling, monitoring and harassing behaviours using tools such as mobile phones, SMS, email, tracking apps and social media.”

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So this is Christmas: Police prepare for increased domestic violence this summer

“Twenty-one people have been stabbed, set alight, strangled and bashed to death in domestic and family violence incidents across NSW this year, while police still respond to an average of 400 domestic violence-related call-outs every day.

The figures paint a sombre picture in the lead-up to Christmas, a period which has recorded a marked spike every year since at least 1995. Last year, the December rate peaked by more than 40 per cent, compared with that of June.”

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