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Thursday, 26 June 2014
Page: 4025


Senator WATERS (Queensland) (12:35): I move:

That the following matters be referred to the Finance and Public Administration References Committee for inquiry and report by 27 October 2014:

(a) the prevalence and impact of domestic violence in Australia as it affects all Australians and, in particular, as it affects:

(i) women living with a disability, and

(ii) women from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds;

(b) the factors contributing to the present levels of domestic violence;

(c) the adequacy of policy and community responses to domestic violence;

(d) the effects of policy decisions regarding housing, legal services, and women's economic independence on the ability of women to escape domestic violence;

(e) how the Federal Government can best support, contribute to and drive the social, cultural and behavioural shifts required to eliminate violence against women and their children; and

(f) any other related matters.

Question agreed to.