Domestic and family violence has no home in Australia
It is estimated that one in four Australian women have experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or former male partner.
The number of women and children escaping violence and seeking a safe place to call home is increasing each year, but the Federal Government does not have a national strategy to ensure access to safe and affordable housing.
If you’re escaping domestic and family violence having affordable housing options and appropriate support can mean the difference between being able to safely leave the violence or not.
We need political will from all parties to address domestic and family violence, including delivering the full range of safe and affordable housing options women and children so urgently need. This includes crisis accommodation, social and affordable housing and where it is safe financial support to remain at home.
This election, all political leaders need to commit to a national domestic and family violence strategy that includes the full range of safe and affordable housing options. Now is the time for us to stand together to make a change so that women and children escaping domestic and family violence have a home to go to.
Domestic and family violence has no home in Australia.
Malcolm Turnbull and Bill Shorten - this election our vote will be for a party that commits to investment in affordable housing to support women and their children to be safe from domestic and family violence.