He suggested restrictions on existing temporary visas to access services could be eased to allow surviving victims with an immigrant or refugee background to feel better supported in Australia.
“I think we need to continually remind the federal government that the temporary visa migration program can be used as a form of coercive control and is a form of domestic violence.”
Violence against women, a “national crisis”
“The epidemic of violence against women in this country is a national crisis,” said Hayley Foster, CEO of Full Stop Australia, which supports those affected by sexual, domestic or family violence.
The Men’s Referral Service provides advice for men on domestic violence and can be contacted on 1300 766 491.