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Domestic Violence: the economic impact

Updated: May 29, 2019



In my role as Chair of Nardine I recently attended an event by the Committee for Economic Development of Australia (CEDA) tiled Domestic violence:  the economic impact.   

As always, CEDA presented its audience with an insightful and thought provoking presentation.  Key note speaker, Senato the Hon. Michaelia Cash, Minister for Women, put it aptly when she said, "not all disrespect ends in violence against women, but all violence against women starts with disrespect".  


Despite my discomfort with putting a dollar figure oaths issue, perhaps it does need to be presented differently to make more people take notice.  Maybe economics is the language that will finally work.  I certainly live in hope.  However, until such time as our services are no longer needed, Nadine Wimmin's Refuge will continue work to the best of our ability to support women and children escaping family and domestic violence.   

Below are my reflections on the event. 


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