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Australia's ‘National Crisis' of Domestic Abuse

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Late last month, the Australian Prime Minister emphasized that violence against women had reached a critical level in the country. This declaration came after widespread protests demanding government action in response to alarming statistics. Activists have identified 29 women killed in Australia this year alone. Disturbingly, recently released government data revealed a 28% increase in the number of women killed by intimate partners compared to the previous year. The Australian government has allocated $665 million over five years to assist women and children escaping domestic violence. Despite these efforts, many advocates remain skeptical of significant progress, citing long-standing public outrage with limited impact. The cultural problem of a laissez-faire attitude towards violence against women continues to persist, hindering progress. Demand for support services has soared, with women trapped in dangerous cycles seeking accountability and safety.