A welcome response from government to domestic violence crisis

By The Canberra Times
Updated April 23 2018 - 8:23pm, first published June 4 2015 - 6:10pm

Australian of the Year Rosie Batty made an obvious but nonetheless arresting point in her National Press Club address on Wednesday. Whereas governments spare no expense responding to terrorism threats, they develop short arms and deep pockets when it comes to combating domestic violence, which has so far claimed the lives of at least 39 women this year. "Let's start calling family violence terrorism, and then maybe we can start to see funding flowing to this area," Ms Batty said.

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