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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.

Family Violence

National plan to end domestic violence within a generation

In a national plan to be unveiled today, the Albanese Government has set an ambitious target to end violence against women and children within a generation. Source: SBS News.

Family Violence

New calls to criminalise smacking of children

Australia is facing fresh calls to criminalise the smacking of children, with new research suggesting those subjected to childhood violence are nearly four times more likely to experience anxiety and depression. Source: