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Australian Institute of Health and Welfare report

New national report sheds a light on the need for women’s refuges as domestic violence statistics barely shift since 2005.

Board Chair of Mary’s House Liz Mackinlay says ‘The figures released today are deeply saddening, however not at all surprising. The report paints an alarming picture for women aged 20-34 and children under the age of 15.

The report shines a light on the increase of women turning to domestic violence services for support with 13.1% seeking refuge [1] when fleeing from an abusive partner. This is a strong reminder of how important women’s refuges, such as our own, are a crucial part in helping to save these women’s lives and the work we still have left to do.’

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