When the remarkable Rosie Batty was named Australian of the Year, some us hoped that real progress might be made on the recognition of family/domestic violence and resourcing to tackle its effects.
But what has the government actually committed to? You maybe be interested to read and watch:
Around 2010, the former Labor government introduced - after much fanfare and reporting and paper product - a phone line!
And now we get more for a phone line and a bit towards an 'awareness' campaign?!
But women and kids have even less possibilities than they did 2 years ago. Less shelter, less services to help them, even more frustration trying to get legal help.
And still, it is extremely rare that media highlights the traps in Family Law and child protection. One exception last Sunday http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/visit-violent-dad-in-prison-or-join-him/story-fni0cx12-1227357563275