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Economic Costs of Domestic Violence

In light of White Ribbon day, greater focus has been placed on the issue of domestic violence, mainly that against women. Domestic violence has a number of devastating effects on families and relationships, as well as physical and mental health. Lesser known is the economic penalties impacting individuals, families and the national economy. For more the Daily was joined by Jane Bullen, Research associate at the Social Policy Resarch Centre of UNSW Australia. If you’re affected by any of the issues talked about in this story, please don’t hesitate to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 , or the National sexual assault and family counselling service at 1800 – RESPECT.

 

Producers: Max Lewis & Lauren Coops 

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