Indigenous children are admitted to out-of-home care at 11 times the rate for non-Indigenous children. The lack of safe housing for mothers fleeing family violence is a key factor.
The refugee convention wasn't designed with women in mind. Women fleeing domestic violence and asking for asylum face many barriers to qualifying for protection under international law.
An independent system that properly addresses police wrongdoing could go a long way towards restoring community confidence.
The way violence degrades women's financial status affects lives across generations. Yet the issue remains in the shadows, write Jane Bullen and Natasha Cortis.
Mainstream family violence services must also become culturally sensitive and responsive so they too can provide services to Indigenous community members, writes Kyllie Cripps.