Dr Jackie Blue: "Family violence is a human rights issue."

Dr Jackie Blue: "Family violence is a human rights issue."

January 18, 2017

Statistics show that family violence spikes in December and January. With many of us now heading back to work after a summer break, it's important to remember that for many victims, the workplace is one of the only safe places they can go to for support.

The Commission has been speaking to several organisations about why implementing a family violence policy can help those in need of support. We spoke to Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Dr. Jackie Blue about why family violence is a human rights issue, and the role businesses can play to help address it. 

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