Out of the Shadows, Domestic and Family Violence: a leading cause of homelessness in Australia

This report explores domestic and family violence as a major driver of homelessness in Australia, particularly for women and their children. It focuses on the intersections bewteen these issues, using research, stories of victim-survivors and service provider knowledge to inform key policy recommendations.

Keywords: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, access, adult women, advocacy, alcohol, caregivers, carers, child protection, children, cultural determinants of health, culturally and linguistically diverse, discrimination, drugs, families, financial distress, funding, gender, gender equality, gender equity, government and policy, hardship, health and wellbeing, health rights, health services, health systems, homelessness, housing, LGBTIQ+, mental health, metropolitan, migrant and refugee women, national, older women, policy, prevention of gender based violence, primary prevention, regional, relationships, remote, rural, single parents, social determinants of health, stress, women with disabilities, young people, young women
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