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Commonwealth Bank moves to counter financial abuse

Almost 40 per cent of adult Australians has either experienced financial abuse or knows someone who has according to a new survey by the Commonwealth Bank.  Described as a “hidden epidemic” the most common form of financial abuse falls into the category of domestic violence.  The bank has joined up with not-for-profit organisation Good Shepherd …

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Domestic violence on the rise during pandemic

Almost one in 10 Australian women in a relationship have experienced domestic violence during the coronavirus crisis, with two-thirds saying the attacks started or became worse during the pandemic.  A survey by the Australian Institute of Criminology also reveals more than half of women who had experienced physical or sexual violence before the COVID-19 crisis …

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‘Alarming but not unexpected’: increase in domestic violence in NSW during Covid-19 crisis

Stay-at-home measures may have reduced victims’ options and ability to seek help leading to under-reporting.  A New South Wales domestic and family violence peak body says under-reporting has been rampant during the coronavirus pandemic as new police statistics show an increase in abuse.  NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research data has revealed a 4.1% …

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