PM announces $925 million to help people leave violent relationships

The federal government will commit $925 million over five years to establish the Leaving Violence Program, a fund that will help people flee abusive relationships.

Those escaping violence will be eligible to receive $5000 in financial support, along with access to safety assessments and referrals to support pathways.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese announced the program ´╗┐following a meeting of national cabinet this morning, along with a suite of other anti-violence against women measures.

The national cabinet also backed the introduction of l´╗┐egislation to ban the creation and distribution of deepfake pornography.

The Stop It At The Start campaign will also enter a new phase from mid-June until May 2025.

This will include “counter-influencing campaigns” in online spaces flush with violent and misogynistic content, Albanese said.

The government will also undertake classification reforms with states and territories, which Albanese said would examine options to reduce exposure to violent pornography.

The reporting date of the review of the Online Safety Act has been brought forward by a year, to this August, “to ensure we’re keeping up with emerging online threats and harms”, Albanese said.

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