Trigger warning: This post deals with domestic violence.
Australia is in the midst of a domestic violence crisis. The horrifying rate of women murdered by current or former partners shines a constant light on the need to improve our country’s family violence response system, so it’s crucial that services to help women at risk of violence be fully funded in the next budget.
That’s the message that an alliance of 80 family violence experts and community groups is trying to spread in the lead up to the Federal budget.
The group has signed a joint statement with one clear message: it wants the government to address the funding crisis — and it wants it now.