Violence against culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women was under the spotlight when community and business leaders, academics, specialists and other key stakeholders gathered at a recent national roundtable.
Minister for Social Services, the Hon. Scott Morrison, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women, Senator the Hon. Michaelia Cash and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, Senator the Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells spoke at the national roundtable. State and Territory Government Minsters responsible for women's safety also attended to discuss priority areas for action.
This was the first time a roundtable of this type had been held.
A family safety pack was launched at the roundtable with information on Australia's laws regarding domestic and family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage.
The pack aims to reduce violence against women from CALD backgrounds by ensuring they understand their rights and where to get support if needed. It also aims to strengthen support for women coming to Australia on a Partner Visa, by providing information on the family violence visa provisions and available support.