We learned this month that Prime Minister Scott Morrison has pledged A$10 million in the federal budget for couples counselling and mediation for families impacted by domestic violence.
- The Conversation
But the proposed policy runs counter to expert advice and evidence, which indicates that encouraging women to stay in relationships with an abuser exposes them to higher risk of harm.
The announcement was swiftly condemned by family and domestic violence (FDV) advocates.
Commentators have noted that an emphasis on mediation and the…