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Government commits $328 million to domestic violence

Government expenditure Family violence Victims of family violence Australia

A massive funding package for domestic violence services is being promised by the federal government, with frontline services, safe places and prevention strategies to receive the biggest grants.

The government says the $328 million package is a record investment and will target specific areas of need — including the abuse of women with an intellectual disability and financial abuse.

Domestic violence is attracting a lot of political attention at the moment, only yesterday Labor pledged $60 million to fund 20,000 "flexible support packages", which would help people rebuild their lives after fleeing abusive relationships.

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