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Safe, thriving and secure: Family violence leave and workplace supports in Australia

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Domestic and family violence (DFV) is a national crisis in Australia. There is increasing recognition across Australian industries and internationally that DFV
is a workplace issue. Experiences of DFV not only impacts on victim-survivors’ engagement in the workforce but also their work performance and their career progression. Workplaces can be common sites of DFV with perpetrators utilising a range of abusive behaviours to disrupt individual’s participation in the workplace and their engagement with co-workers and managers. Furthermore, there is growing consensus that workplaces can play a critical role in responding to DFV through supporting employees affected by DFV.


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