Terms of Reference

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:
    1. women living with a disability, and
    2. women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds;
  2. the factors contributing to the present levels of domestic violence;
  3. the adequacy of policy and community responses to domestic violence;
  4. the effects of policy decisions regarding housing, legal services, and women‘s economic independence on the ability of women to escape domestic violence;
  5. 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
  6. any other related matters.

Committee Secretariat contact:

Senate Finance and Public Administration Committees
PO Box 6100
Parliament House
Canberra ACT 2600

Phone: +61 2 6277 3846
Fax: +61 2 6277 5809
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