New federal inquiry into domestic violence and gender inequality
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
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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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