What needs to change in Australia’s handling of violence against women?

Radio segment
Radio National Breakfast with Cathy Van Extel

After months of allegations of assault, rape and demeaning and sexualised attacks on women, there are hopes a new cabinet taskforce will tackle the root causes of these problems, including reforming courts and the justice system.

While some experts welcome the move, they say there are significant gaps in the current systems in place to help women and children escaping violence.


Angela Lynch, CEO of the Women’s Legal Service Queensland
Dr Adele Murdolo, Executive Director of the Victoria Multicultural Centre For Women’s Health
Dr Hannah McGlade, Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service


Gillian Bennett

Duration: 17min 10sec

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