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Senate inquiry into domestic violence in Australia

On 26 June 2014, the following matter was referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by the 27 October 2014:

  1. the prevalence and impact of domestic violence in Australia as it affects all Australians and, in particular, as it affects:
  2. women living with a disability, and
  3. women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds;
  4. the factors contributing to the present levels of domestic violence;
  5. the adequacy of policy and community responses to domestic violence;
  6. the effects of policy decisions regarding housing, legal services, and women‘s economic independence on the ability of women to escape domestic violence;
  7. how the Federal Government can best support, contribute to and drive the social, cultural and behavioural shifts required to eliminate violence against women and their children; and
  8. any other related matters.

Submissions closing date is 31 July 2014. The reporting date is 27 October 2014.

The committee will not be considering or examining any material that relates solely to personal cases or grievances. The committee process is not a forum to resolve these issues but to explore the adequacy of policy responses and the effects of policy settings regarding housing, legal services and women’s economic independence on their ability to escape violence.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees

PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3439

Fax: +61 2 6277 5809

fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Finance_and_Public_Administration/Domestic_Violence

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After reading the 8 points listed above, I couldn't help thinking that this inquiry seems gendered and biased in its approach. There appears to be no reference at all to adult male victims of DV nor any mention of female perpetrators, nor the child victims of those females. Given that studies have shown that a large percentage of violence against men and children is committed by women, it is inappropriate to frame any DV inquiries around the notion of women as victims only. I urge the senate to broaden its debate on this issue.

July 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Hopgood

We have the usual bias right from the start; women and THEIR children, violence against women etc.
Therefore item 8 must include men living with a disability, and
men from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds;
the effects of policy decisions regarding housing, legal services, and men‘s economic independence on the ability of men to escape domestic violence, including abusive child support judgements;
how the Federal Government can best support, contribute to and drive the social, cultural and behavioural shifts required to eliminate violence against men and their children.

July 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMichael Steane

You can read about the findings of the Inquiry at http://www.oneinthree.com.au/news/2016/4/9/senate-inquiry-recommends-australian-government-recognise-th.html

April 9, 2016 | Registered CommenterOne in Three Campaign

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