Alice Springs takes new approach to domestic violence epidemic

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The Northern Territory Minister for Families has introduced a new domestic violence court to combat the alarming rate of alcohol-fuelled violence in Alice Springs communities.

In the last three years there have been over 75,000 incidents of domestic violence in the state and 80 per cent of domestic violence victims have been Indigenous Australians.

The announcement comes in the wake of Coroner Greg Cavanagh’s inquest into two deaths of Alice Springs women at the hands of their partners, where he described domestic violence as a contagion.

 

 

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