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news.com.au 23 Nov, 2021 22:45 am

Domestic violence Australia: Labor promises 500 community workers

Domestic violence Australia: Labor promises 500 community workers
A powerful new role would be created to advocate for domestic violence victims under a Labor election pitch that also commits 500 extra community sector workers to help women in crisis.

There’s a new plan to help further support women suffering from domestic violence, which claims the life of one Australian woman every week.A powerful new role would be created to advocate for domestic violence victims under a Labor election pitch that also commits 500 extra community sector workers to help women in crisis.4 million over four years and include case workers to help women set up new lives after fleeing domestic violence.The commissioner, whose position would be paid for out of departmental costs, would work with states and territories to oversee Australia’s response to the scourge of domestic violence.

“Across the country domestic violence organisations tell us how much more they could do with an extra pair of hands,” Mr Albanese said.” Currently, police are called to a domestic violence incident every two minutes in Australia.

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