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Australia’s Northern Territory Government Pledges $7.5 Million for New Domestic Violence Crisis Facility

The Northern Territory (NT) government will spend $7.5 million (US$5.4 million) over five years on a new accommodation centre in Palmerston, about 20km from Darwin, which will provide critical support to women and children fleeing domestic violence. In a media release on Thursday, Minister for Families and Urban Housing Kate Worden said the government funding would ensure the facility can provide 24-hour support to up to 49 women and children at any one time. “As a Government, we acknowledge and understand that fleeing your home can lead to homelessness and housing vulnerability. This is why we are funding a new crisis accommodation centre that provides a home and a safe place from which to move your life forward.  Crisis accommodation needs to be the springboard that allows women to regain control of their lives and rebuild,” she said. With construction set to be completed in 2023, the facility will provide …

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