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  • Parliamentary Committee to hear from Google and Facebook as family violence hearings continue

    The parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence will ask questions of Google and Facebook as well as organisations representing the male victims of family violence as it continues its program of public hearings. The Committee is gathering further evidence to inform both its recommendations and the development of the next National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 11 November 2020


  • Inquiry to hear about diverse experiences of family violence

    The parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence will continue its public hearings next week; speaking to a broad range of organisations working to address domestic and family violence across the country.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 9 October 2020


  • Parliamentary inquiry to hear from organisations on the front line of combatting domestic and family violence

    The parliamentary inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence will hear this week from organisations on the front line of dealing with this important national challenge.

    Media release issue date: Wednesday, 16 September 2020


  • First public hearings for family violence inquiry

    The House Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs is commencing public hearings for its inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence, with the first two hearings to take place on 7 and 8 September.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 4 September 2020


  • Shining a light on the scourge of family violence

    In Australia, one woman is killed every nine days by a current or former partner, and one in six women has experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or former partner. Behind these statistics are the stories of the survivors, who can experience serious and long-lasting impacts on their health, wellbeing, education, relationships, and housing outcomes.

    Media release issue date: Friday, 5 June 2020





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