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Family Violence

Lack of suitable housing contributing to family abuse crisis in Queensland

A Centacare family support expert says a dire lack of safe and available housing for women and children exposed to domestic violence is contributing to Queensland’s ongoing crisis. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Family Violence Housing New South Wales

Family violence victims get greater access to accommodation 

Those seeking emergency accommodation in New South Wales will now have greater access and a higher asset threshold to qualify, the Minns Government announced. Source: Yahoo News.

Family Violence

Red Bench to start conversations on domestic violence

Brisbane’s St Stephen’s Cathedral precinct is home to the city’s first Red Bench – a place to sit and have a conversation about domestic violence. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Family Violence

Parishioner wants more from Church in fight against domestic violence

Brisbane parishioner Carole Danby hopes to see the Church do more to raise its voice against the scourge of domestic and family violence in Queensland. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Family Violence Research

Two-thirds of abused children face more than one type of maltreatment

Australian-first research into the prevalence of childhood maltreatment has revealed almost two-thirds of children who experience any child abuse or neglect have been subjected to more than one type. Source: ACU.

Family Violence Politics

Labor considered using quarantine facilities as domestic violence shelters

The Federal Government has considered transforming quarantine facilities built during the pandemic into emergency shelters for people fleeing domestic violence, according to documents obtained under freedom of information laws. Source: The Guardian.

Family Violence In The Dioceses

Fr Mick’s plan to end domestic violence

Townsville Diocese priest Fr Mick Lowcock has warned that more support for early intervention programs is needed to stop the scourge of domestic violence that is resulting in high numbers of Indigenous men going to jail. Source: The Catholic Leader.

Family Violence Women

Church renews focus on domestic and family violence

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference’s statement on domestic and family violence will be a focus for an online event next week to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

Family Violence Social Services

Catholic organisations welcome plan to end domestic violence

Catholic organisations have welcomed the National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-2032, released by the Albanese Government this week.