We need to disentangle the child protection services from the police response to violence in domestic settings... Professor Marcia Langton.

16th Dec 2020

New research shows the threat of child removal, homelessness and potential isolation from family and community are some of the barriers preventing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women from reporting family violence.

With Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women living in regional and remote areas known to be at greater risk of family violence compared to women in metropolitan areas…a University of Melbourne research team led by Professor Marcia Langton has identified some of the factors preventing the disclosure of a large proportion of violence incidents perpetrated against them

The report also found victims raised concerns about confidentiality, especially in smaller communities, where services may be familiar with the victims and/or perpetrators family and friends.

Professor Langton is talking with Jenny Hubert.

Listen to the full interview here :