The Federal government is providing a new $10 million package to provide additional support to women on temporary visas experiencing family violence. This includes $6.5 million to Red Cross to provide financial assistance to this group
Under the year-long pilot, due to start in May 2021, Red Cross will provide up to $3000 in financial assistance to help those eligible, and cover expenses such as accommodation, food, and medical care. The initiative will also support referrals and, where specialist agencies are unable to help, provide short-term casework.
(Source: DV Vic e-Bulletin, 27.4.21)