Four years ago the Royal Commission into Family Violence handed down its recommendations. The Commission’s findings were stark: “a lack of housing options can exacerbate the trauma and dislocation of the violence, disrupting social and economic participation and education and adversely affect health and wellbeing. In some cases it forces women to choose to return to a violent partner”.
The Family Violence Rolling Action Plan 2020-23 must include commitments to address the ongoing housing insecurity and homelessness of victim-survivors of family violence.
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