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Domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty has been engaged by ANZ to help the bank respond to victims of family violence. Joe Castro/ AAP

The banking sector can do its bit to combat family violence

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence put the pressure on banks to respond to economic abuse. Now the banks are taking the first steps.
Victoria needs an improved web of accountability to link various sectors together to ensure family violence perpetrators are made visible and accountable. Ensuper from www.shutterstock.com

Reforms to Victoria’s family violence responses must close the web and bring perpetrators into view

Victoria's family violence system unintentionally protects male perpetrators by making them invisible and providing opportunities for them to avoid responsibility.
There is an urgent need to generate robust evidence that shows how the social determinants of health influence people’s abilities to protect themselves against health risks. Reuters/Mike Hutchings

Engaging with communities can help tackle poverty linked health problems

Interacting with communities can provide health planners with critical information that can help them solve health challenges in specific areas.
With the Greens securing their Senate inquiry into the gendered marketing of toys, it’s time for a cultural change to prevent gendered violence before it happens. Vernon Area Public Library/flickr

‘Toy wars’ a year on: we’re finally recognising the role of culture and attitudes in domestic violence

A Senate inquiry into the links between gendered marketing and domestic violence has been secured, but this is only the beginning of necessary cultural and social changes.
Malcolm Turnbull may struggle to persuade Daniel Andrews and some other state leaders to back major tax change, though Mike Baird has been arguing for reform. Sam Mooy/AAP

Turnbull faces his most taxing test yet: wooing the states to overhaul the GST

Despite all the media coverage, don't expect any clear decisions on national tax reform on Friday. But we should see more progress on other issues, including domestic violence and violent extremism.

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