04 September 2017

Family violence inquiry media release: Family violence inquiry returns to Canberra for hearings

The Parliamentary Inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence will return to Canberra to hear from the One in Three Campaign at a public hearing on Tuesday 5 September. One in Three Campaign is an organisation which raises awareness of the impact of family violence on all members of the family.

The Chair of the Committee, Sarah Henderson MP, said “the Committee has received evidence that not all victims of family violence are women. It is important to hear from organisations such as One in Three, which is concerned that the number of men who are victims of family violence is underreported.”

A detailed program for the hearing is available from the Inquiry website.

Public hearing details:

  • 5.45 pm to 6.15 pm, Tuesday 5 September Committee Room 2R1, Parliament House, Canberra

The hearing will be streamed live at aph.gov.au/live and audio of the hearing will be made available from the Inquiry website at a later date.

Members of the public are welcome to attend the hearing however there will be limited seating available.

Please be aware that the Committee is unable to intervene or provide advice in relation to individual circumstances. If you are in immediate danger, please contact 000. If you are experiencing distress or would like to speak with someone about your situation, the following support services are available:

  • 1800RESPECT national helpline: 1800 737 732
  • Women’s Crisis Line: 1800 811 811
  • Men’s Referral Service: 1300 766 491
  • Lifeline: 131 114
  • Relationships Australia: 1300 364 277
  • Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800

For background information:

Parliamentary inquiry into a better family law system to support and protect those affected by family violence

02 6277 2358

fvlawreform@aph.gov.au

Interested members of the public may wish to track the committee via the website. Click on the blue ‘Track Committee’ button in the bottom right hand corner and use the forms to login to My Parliament or to register for a My Parliament account.

Media release issue date: 4 September2017, Canberra