Virus prompts domestic violence warnings



Likewise, Domestic Violence Victoria acting chief executive Alison Macdonald said enforced isolation could see a rise in domestic violence cases. This occurred during natural disasters, with the coronavirus another unprecedented event, Ms Macdonald told AAP. Frontline workers needed more support and service providers needed more pointers on hygiene practices or what to do if facing staff shortages, she said. “We absolutely need to put out some advice for accommodation providers,” Ms Macdonald said. Ms Macdonald said she would be looking to have a domestic violence sector briefing with Victorian authorities this week.

17/3/20
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