We should be funding stress leave and high-quality PTSD care for all victims of abuse | Richard Dennis

We should be funding stress leave and high-quality PTSD care for all victims of abuse | Richard Dennis

The Guardian

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Australian ministers suffering stress are provided with more taxpayer support than victims of violence

Practical support for the thousands of Australian women who are sexually or physically assaulted by men is not simply woefully inadequate, it is nonexistent. If you are a casually employed woman in Australia who is raped or assaulted you are entitled to five days unpaid leave. In short, just beginning to recover from an attack would cost a woman on minimum wage more than $700 a week.

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