Domestic violence support organisations predict rise in demand

Organisations aiding victims of domestic violence are preparing for an increase in calls, as Australian states begin to ease coronavirus restrictions – and make it easier for people to seek help.

DVConnect Queensland told the ABC this was the trend observed in other countries, such as China, with the lifting of lockdowns put in place because of the spread of COVID-19.

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Meanwhile, in New South Wales where some stage 3 restrictions are being eased the state government has revealed a 34 million dollar funding plan for domestic violence services.

The plan is set to help those most vulnerable while in isolation at home.