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COVID-19 recession is ‘trapping’ women in violent households

Frontline domestic violence specialists say the economic impacts of COVID-19 are disproportionately affecting victims, trapping them in situations of abuse due to financial dependence, unemployment and a lack of affordable accommodation. A survey of specialists at 34 community services across NSW found rising rates of women experiencing domestic violence since the onset of the pandemic,…

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Bid to protect domestic victims with livestock

With Sophie Clarke on 2GB Listen HERE A domestic and family violence body is calling for reforms to current laws, to better protect victims with pets and livestock. Women’s Safety New South Wales wants “harm to animals” to be a ground for seeking an apprehended violence order. Rural reporter Sophie Clarke caught up with Chief executive…

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Reform needed to protect domestic violence victims with pets and livestock

Existing laws are in need of reform to better protect domestic violence victims with pets, assistance animals and livestock from ongoing violence and abuse, a Women’s Safety NSW report reveals. The Animal Abuse and Domestic and Family Violence report released today was developed in response to a review being conducted by the NSW Government into…

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Domestic violence services in NSW to tender for $9 mil in COVID relief funding

Women’s Safety NSW have welcomed the announcement by the NSW Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Mark Speakman today of $9 million from the next tranche of Commonwealth COVID relief funding for frontline domestic and family violence services. The money will be available to frontline domestic and family violence services providing…

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Domestic violence services in NSW to tender for 9 mil in COVID relief funding

By Mirage News Access HERE Women’s Safety NSW have welcomed the announcement by the NSW Attorney General and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Mark Speakman today of $9 million from the next tranche of Commonwealth COVID relief funding for frontline domestic and family violence services. The money will be available to frontline domestic…

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