Take real action to end domestic violence

Take real action to end domestic violence

Australia is in the middle of a domestic violence crisis but our safety net is full of holes. We are failing victims and survivors of domestic violence, and we need to invest in the solutions.

The Greens are putting forward a bold plan to increase investment in front line services with a ten-year, $5 billion commitment.

WomanDomestic and family violence touches people from every walk of life. The data indicates that one in four women in Australia have experienced one or more incidents of violence by an intimate partner in their lifetime.

The Greens have consulted with experts and front line service providers and we are proposing a rapid and significant increase in funding for domestic violence services, and a broad program of reforms to keep victims and survivors safe, hold perpetrators to account and work for gender equality.

The Greens' Confronting our Domestic Violence Crisis policy will:

  • Create a new $5 billion National Partnership Agreement on Domestic Violence and Violence Against Women to specialist services such as crisis phone services, women's shelters, training for service providers, counselling, perpetrator interventions, and other specialist domestic violence services.
  • Roll out more effective perpetrator interventions including men's behaviour change programs and early intervention programs worth $128 million over 4 years.
  • Fund a national peak body for specialist domestic violence services with $8 million over 4 years.
  • Spend $100 million over 2 years on crisis accommodation to make sure no-one is left without a place to stay.
  • Increase funding for legal assistance by at least $200 million per year.
  • Support State and Territory governments to roll out specialist domestic violence courts with $5 million over 2 years.
  • Make family law safe, with a $60 million package.
  • Support young people who are victims of violence.
  • Build long-term affordable housing to clear the bottleneck in the system, including immediate construction of 14,500 affordable dwellings funded by changes to negative gearing.
  • Provide 10 days of paid domestic violence leave as a right for every worker.

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