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Domestic Violence – Victims Protection Bill submission
1 May 2017
Children are significantly impacted by family violence. They can be direct and indirect victims, witnesses, and even perpetrators. It is therefore important that the impact of domestic violence on children – and the impact of any potential law change – is directly considered. Children have the right under Article 19 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child to be protected from all forms of abuse and neglect, and to access services that help them to recover from the impact of such abuse. It is therefore important that domestic violence legislation is supportive of children’s rights and needs. Read the full submission in the attachment below.