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New domestic violence inquiry to probe national failures in keeping victims safe

A new parliamentary inquiry into domestic violence will give survivors a fresh opportunity to "have their voices heard" on Australia's scourge of abuse, with advocates cautiously optimistic it will achieve more than previous probes.

It comes less than a fortnight after a Senate inquiry into domestic violence drew fierce criticism for wrapping three months early, having not taken any submissions or held public hearings, with Centre Alliance Senator Rex Patrick slamming the committee for failing to “discharge its responsibility” to the Parliament and the public.

  • Hayley Gleeson
  • ABC News

Now, the Standing Committee on Social Policy and…

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