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Services to be cut and ‘lives lost’ in Queensland’s looming domestic violence funding ‘catastrophe’, advocates warn

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Queensland domestic violence support groups warn the federal government’s cuts to funding and some support programs will have a “catastrophic” effect on survivors of abuse, with lives to be lost and wait list times to go “through the roof”.

Services across Australia received a $150 million funding boost during the coronavirus pandemic to help with a surge in demand from women suffering abuse.

The money, mostly distributed by the states and territories, runs out…



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