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How much can the budget's $1.1 billion for women's safety really achieve? Two experts give their verdict

By Kate Fitz-Gibbon, Director, Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre; Associate Professor of Criminology, Faculty of Arts, Monash University
Silke Meyer, Associate Professor in Crimninology; Deputy Dircetor Monash Gender and Family Violence Prevention Centre, Monash University
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One of the headline figures in Tuesday’s federal budget was a A$1.1 billion dollar investment in women’s safety.

This came as part of a special women’s budget statement, which pitched the budget as helping provide women with “respect, dignity, choice, equality of opportunity and justice”.

It also comes amid a national…


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