Domestic violence: spotlight falls on insurers

Family violence is a major problem, with former Australian of the year Rosie Batty describing it as an “epidemic”.

Concrete figures are hard to come by, but Australian Bureau of Statistics surveys suggest at least one in six women, and one in 20 men, have been subjected to violence by a partner.

Authorities have responded, with a royal commission tabling its final report last year and the Victorian budget unveiling a $1.9 billion package to tackle the scourge just last week.

But until now, one element has been broadly ignored: insurance.

Read the full article at (Featuring Consumer Action Senior Solicitor Philippa Heir)


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