Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Poverty and Domestic Violence

From ABC Australia:

There's a simple reason Lynette stayed with her abusive partner for five long years: she had no other choice.

"I didn't have the financial means to leave," the mother of two young children said.

Lynette had no money of her own to fall back on and, with no job to rely on, had no income.

She also could not rely on assistance from the Government.

"I tried to leave about six times, but the problem was, when I went in to Centrelink, it takes six to eight weeks for payment to come through."

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