Employment Law Update: New Domestic Violence Leave (unpaid) to be granted to employees

In 2018, the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) released its first comprehensive report on family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia. The results are alarming. In just one of the statistics cited, the AIHW Report states that in 2015–16 the financial cost of violence against women and their children in Australia was estimated at $22 billion. To combat the scourge of domestic violence, the Federal Government (together with many state and territory governments) have identified a number of important strategic priorities to support victims in their time of need. These include greater access to domestic violence services, reforms to the justice system and the increased use o

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