Family and Domestic Violence – What Can I Do?

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What can I do?

Family and domestic violence is becoming an increasing issue in Australia. So many individuals are afraid of their partner, their reaction, and the separation process. Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age and religion. It can also present itself in many forms, including physical harm, emotional abuse, financial manipulation and coercive control.

This type of violence can occur in all types of relationships. It is a pattern of control and usually has a goal to hurt and intimidate you. It is important to know that there is help available. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can contact helplines like 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), 1800ELDERHelp (1800 353 374) and Lifeline 131 114.

If there is any threat of immediate danger towards you/and or your children, please call 000 immediately to seek emergency assistance. There is also a number of online sources which can help you understand domestic violence and provide you with support and resources.

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