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Refuges ‘overdue’: Cases of domestic violence soar in west

9 June 2015 |  Melton Leader
WITH reports of family violence more than doubling in Melton in the past four years, a leading women’s health service is calling for a refuge to be built in the municipality. Women’s Health West, in a submission to the State Government’s Royal Commission into family violence, states that population growth in the west meant women and children fleeing family violence were facing “huge unmet needs because our region doesn’t have anywhere near the number (of) women’s refuges to accommodate them”.

Refuges ‘overdue’: Cases of domestic violence soar in west