It suggested that restrictions on existing temporary visas to access services could be eased to allow victim-survivors from migrant or refugee backgrounds to feel better supported in Australia.
“I think that we do need to continually remind the federal government that the temporary visa Migration Program can be used as a form of coercive control, and is a form of family violence.”
Violence against women a ‘national crisis’
“The epidemic of violence against women in this country is a national crisis,” Hayley Foster, CEO of Full Stop Australia, which supports people affected by sexual, domestic or family violence, said.
The Men’s Referral Service provides advice for men on domestic violence and can be contacted on 1300 766 491.