Concerning domestic violence figures for Qld Indigenous women


New research shows Aboriginal women in Queensland are far more likely to experience domestic violence and be charged with domestic violence order breaches.

While making up just over 4 per cent of the population in the state, 21 per cent of domestic violence orders were handed out to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the year 2013-14.

Still more concerning, nearly 70 per cent of Aboriginal women with orders against them were sentenced because of breaches in that same year.

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