Law firm pushes for domestic violence education in schools
A NATIONAL law firm wants immediate action on domestic violence education in schools
Australian Regional Media, publisher of this newspaper and 11 other regional daily newspapers, has been lobbying the NSW and Queensland governments to put in place compulsory respectful relationship classes in state schools plus domestic violence-focused magistrates.
Slater and Gordon's call on Thursday added further fuel to the education fire.
"We must act now and we must act comprehensively to turn those rates around," lawyer Mona Emera said.
"As is so often the case with major societal change, education is key."
Ms Emera said family violence was prevalent across all sectors of society.
"Frankly, the rates of domestic and family violence in our society are alarming," she said.
- APN NEWSDESK