Country Australia
Year 2011
Type of Measure Social services > Longer term support (Education, Employment, Housing and Financial)
Form of Violence Domestic violence/Intimate partner violence

Brief Description

Centrelink is an Australian Government statutory agency, delivering a range of Commonwealth services to the Australian community. Through Centrelink Australians have access to a range of financial support and assistance payments such as Parenting Payment, Family Tax Benefit, Newstart Allowance, Disability Support, Carer and Age pensions. A one-off Crisis Payment is available to assist people who are experiencing financial hardship due to domestic and family violence if they have separated from the perpetrator.

Source of Information

Response of the Government of Australia to the questionnaire on violence against women 2011