Author: <span class="vcard">Corrine Barraclough</span>

Domestic violence: more money, wrong priorities

The sturdy snowball of the feminist driven domestic violence industry is accumulating more and more layers of funding. What a crying shame it’s heading in the wrong direction.

The NSW Government announced $25 million for Start Safely in the 2017/18 Budget. On Thursday it was announced that the program for those escaping domestic violence is being expanded. Rent Choice Start Safety, a scheme that helps women secure private rental accommodation when leaving violent situations, will include those earning moderate incomes rather than only those eligible for social housing.

NSW minister for the prevention of domestic violence and sexual assault Pru Goward announced the expansion.

“Stable housing is a key part of ensuring women leaving domestic violence stay safe and can rebuild their lives and break the cycle of violence,” she said. “Start Safely is just one of the programs the NSW Government is providing that allows victims of domestic violence … Read the rest

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