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Australia has spent over $700m to curb domestic violence — but it’s unclear if it’s working

After almost a decade of action and more than $700 million spent, a scathing review has raised concerns about the effectiveness of Australia’s domestic violence strategy.

Commonwealth auditor-general Grant Hehir reviewed the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, arguing the Department of Social Services’ effectiveness in implementing the…

“Performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting is not sufficient to provide assurance that governments are on track to achieve the National Plan’s overarching target and outcomes,” the…

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