The Australian community has been told to stay home during COVID-19 lockdowns – but for thousands of women and children, home isn’t safe.
CQU domestic violence researcher Dr Brian Sullivan says pandemic restrictions are increasing tension in high-risk domestic and family violence environments across the country.
He reflects on how social support systems could better coordinate to help victims despite the challenges of lockdown.
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This is episode seven of CQUniversity Commentary, a podcast and video series from CQUniversity Australia, focusing on issues around COVID-19, and how the global crisis impacts on our communities and lives.
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Music: Wholesome by Kevin MacLeod