May is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month when we raise awareness and send a message that violence in our homes, families and community is not ok, and will not be tolerated.


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are 35 times more likely to experience family and domestic violence and more likely to be hospitalised due to family violence related assaults than other Australian women. (Not Now Not Ever Report, 2015)

According to the Australian Productivity Commission, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are twice as likely to die as an outcome of family violence compared to other Australian women.
 
Family violence is a major contributor to children being removed from their families. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children are over nine times as likely to be on care and protection orders and 10 times more likely to be in out-of-home care than non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children.
 
It is our commitment to make sure we keep our families and children safe and do not accept domestic and family violence in our community.
 
For further information and support, contact the Kalwun Domestic and Family Violence Program on (07) 5520 8600.