Significant increase in domestic violence recorded in NT during pandemic

🔎 ABC reports that NT Police figures show that domestic violence-related assaults increased by as much as 25% in Central Australia and the Barkly Region during the first months of the coronavirus lockdown… 😔

However, the women’s shelters in Alice Springs & Tennant Creek both reported being quieter than usual during this time.

Of concern, is that women on remote communities, who may have been subject to domestic and family violence during the lockdown, were unable to access safe accommodation at shelters due to biosecurity restrictions.

It is more than likely that these women may have been trapped in communities with their abuser or abuser’s family ❌

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