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Domestic violence charges double as awareness grows

Family violence-related charges have doubled in the ACT in the past two years and the territory’s first Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence has warned: “It will get worse before it gets better.”

Domestic ViolenceAs groups prepare for White Ribbon Day on Friday, Yvette Berry said the sharp rise in charges laid for family violence crimes was “confronting”, but attributed the rise to increased reporting rather than a spike in violence.

“There is no doubt with all of the awareness to this terrible issue, which was…

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