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Migration and settlement are governed by Federal Law. It may presented in a context of a particular state, but they are the same in every state of Australia.

Eligibility issues in relation to immigration status and welfare benefits can raise significant barriers to leaving violent situations and accessing assistance.

More information about specific situations available in these documents. These documents are to be used as guidelines and not as legal advice.


Legal barriers s for CALD Women Experiencing Family or Domestic Violence

Refugee Settlement Safety Wellbeing

What about children


Acknowledgement: inTouch, Multicultural Centre Against Family Violence, Melbourne, VIC

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Please note that the Women’s Safety Services SA contact email is only supervised between 9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday, and you will not receive a response outside these times.

If you are in urgent need of assistance or are concerned for your safety, please call 000 or call our Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

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