Government to pledge $41m to tackle domestic violence

THE Federal Government will today pledge $41 million to tackle domestic violence in Australia.

The announcement, to be made by Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in Melbourne, will focus on improving services to those who are victims of domestic violence.

As part of the package, $36.5 million will be spent over three years to provide more training for police, social workers and emergency staff to better support women.

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There will also be training for hospital staff to recognise the signs of domestic violence, as well as a duty lawyer at selected hospitals to provide legal assistance.

The number of Community Engagement Police Officers will also be increased in remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory.

Read more on the ABC.


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