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New federal inquiry into domestic violence and gender inequality

On 25 November 2015, the following matter was referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by the 24 August 2016:

Domestic violence and gender inequality, with particular reference to:

  1. the role of gender inequality in all spheres of life in contributing to the prevalence of domestic violence;
  2. the role of gender stereotypes in contributing to cultural conditions which support domestic violence, including, but not limited to, messages conveyed to children and young people in
    - the marketing of toys and other products,
    - education, and
    - entertainment;
  3. the role of government initiatives at every level in addressing the underlying causes of domestic violence, including the commitments under, or related to, the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children; and
  4. any other related matters.

Submission closing date is 31 March 2016. The reporting date is 24 August 2016.

On 20 August 2015 the committee completed a broad-ranging inquiry into domestic violence. The committee does not intend to cover the same ground as the previous inquiry but to focus on gender inequality as set out in the terms of reference.

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
Email: fpa.sen@aph.gov.au

More at http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Committees/Senate/Finance_and_Public_Administration/DV_and_Gender_Inequality

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Reader Comments (5)

The name says it all... National Plan to reduce Violence Againt Women and Their Children.... not 'Children'. Not 'children of the relationship'. Not 'leverage to gain an advantageous financial settlent', as was my case. The judicial system need to have a good long hard look at the perceptions and bias displayed against men when it c9mes to all family matters, including IVO'S granted without Police involvent.

February 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBryce

Domestic Violence and Support for Male Victims definitely needs to be acknowledged and equated on the same level as for women with funding and support provided for males of all ages.

The Reporting system for Domestic Violence against Women and MEN needs to INCLUDE anyone (Family member,Friend, Neighbour) who has witnessed this violence occuring.

Police need to be able to make charges on behalf of the Victim - especially when they can see evidence of physical abuse and also when the Police are advised by a third party (family member, Neighbour, Friend) that they have witnessed other forms of abuse - emotional, mental, financial, isolation, intimidation, manipulation which all cause longterm psychological behavioural damage to the victim.

Better Police training for officers attending domestice violence - so they are aware of and pickup on the behaviours of the VICTIM especially when the VICTIM will not say anything against the perpetrator(s) becasue they are closeby or within earshot of the conversation.

More Police be assigned to the Domestic Violence units in all Police Stations.

Better liasion between Police and the other Services - support each other, more timely, share information.

I worked with 2500 families - covering housing, accommodation, child protection, family welfare, domestic violence, rehousing families from one state to another, worked closely with Police , DOCS now FACS, Doctors, Mental Health Teams, Magistrates, ran Domestic Violence Community Seminars and was Chairperson for Domestic Violence Committee in Singleton NSW, Muswellbrook NSW and initiated the first Court Support Worker for Singleton Domestic Violence cases.
I am very interested in the outcome
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Julia Denny McGlashan

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Denny McGlashan

Is 1in3 going to make a submission ?

February 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFactsseeker

@Factsseeker Yes, we have made a submission. We will make it available once it has been published on the inquiry website.

April 8, 2016 | Registered CommenterOne in Three Campaign

@Factssseeker You can read the 1IN3 submission at http://www.oneinthree.com.au/news/2016/4/26/one-in-threes-submission-to-senate-inquiry-into-domestic-vio.html

April 28, 2016 | Registered CommenterOne in Three Campaign

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