New domestic violence inquiry to probe national failures in keeping victims safe

A new parliamentary inquiry into domestic violence will give survivors a fresh opportunity to “have their voices heard” on Australia’s scourge of abuse, with advocates cautiously optimistic it will achieve more than previous probes.

Now, the Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs has been tasked with reporting on measures to prevent all forms of violence against women and their children, including coercive control, and the efficacy of perpetrator intervention programs, among other issues.

Source: New domestic violence inquiry to probe national failures in keeping victims safe – ABC News

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  1. Let’s hope this committee will meet. I think there is an elephant in the room. Although I think police have a difficult job they are the first point of contact and failures of the police in the first instance responding to women’s complaints is a major player in men killing women and children. Women are not believed or their complaint is minimised. Why can’t there be a proactive approach by police believe the woman., protect her , stop coddling perpetrators. When I worked in this area every day there were multiple complaints from women saying this , they felt frustrated and alone frightened for their lives and the safety of their children. Don’t the statistics speak for themselves ?with a Woman dying every week, perpetrators are partners, boyfriends, and x partners in main. How many cold cases are there in Australia for murdered and missing women and children?? Women’s lives matter.

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