Australia’s trying to make amends and getting things into perspective.
Australia’s first ever royal commission into family violence has now handed down its recommendations, which it hopes will increase transparency and cooperation between sectors and remove the burden from victims in getting help, as well as placing accountability on the shoulders of perpetrators.
This report, which was released on 29th March, is the most extensive document ever handed down on how to prevent and respond to this kind of violence.
We add a summary of the recommendations, below:
1. One-stop safety hubs: Victoria needs to establish highly visible “support and safety” hubs throughout the state so that victims can get information and find services in their local area. These would get police referrals, link victims with specialist support, conduct risk assessments and book victims into crisis accommodation.
2. Make new laws: Privacy should not trump victim safety, and laws will be changed to allow information sharing. A centralised service…
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