Another woman dies and the government is axing a program to educate kids about domestic violence

May 3, 2015

In spite of the 33 women (and counting) killed this year by violence, Social Services Minister Scott Morrison plans to axe a program that has taught more than 7000 high school students about healthy relationships and domestic abuse for the past 12 years.

“How long before Australia can expect some consistency from its leadership in tackling this scourge? How many more women will pay with their lives before we see a concerted campaign that encompasses high-level leadership, adequately funded programs to prevent family violence and meaningful services and support systems for family.”

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