Domestic violence advice pack for women who move to Australia

September 1, 2015

Published by The Sydney Morning Herald.

Women who move to Australia to be with their partners will be issued with information packs telling them that rape, violence and forced marriage are illegal, as part of a push to address domestic violence across different cultures.

Senator Michaelia Cash says the packs will help educate new arrivals on their rights in Australia. Photo: Andrew Meares
Senator Michaelia Cash says the packs will help educate new arrivals on their rights in Australia. Photo: Andrew Meares

Michaelia Cash Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, launched the packs on on Friday, saying they would educate women about “Australian standards” before the women came to the country.

The packs, which also include emergency and support contacts, tell women that they “do not have to stay in an abusive relationship to stay in Australia”.

They also say that “men and women have equal rights”, before listing such actions as the controlling of family money or a woman’s movements as being against the law.

The top source countries for partner visas include China, India, Britain, the Philippines, Vietnam and Afghanistan.

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