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Domestic violence support services want more protection for women on temporary visas

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Monique Dam, a member of the National Advocacy Group on Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence, which conducted the survey, said some shelters were filled with just women on temporary visas.

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“Other services are making the decision to turn these women away because they feel they don’t have the resources to support them over a long period of time.”

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The survey will feed into a national report to be released later this month by the National Advocacy Group on Women on Temporary Visas Experiencing Violence.

‘If you go back, I will kill you’Layla (not her real name) is one of the women whose visa renders her ineligible to apply for protection.

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“I have no money, I have no job, I have no home I have two kids and I’m worried about their future,” Layla said.

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‘Obligation to canada goose outlet near me protect’ prompts calls for changeAdelaide migration agent Mark Glazbrook sees mostly international students, both men and women, who are experiencing domestic violence or slavery.

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Migration law expert Philip Duncan said changes to the canada goose outlet online store law to protect temporary visa holders were worth examining, but doing so would be a “substantial exercise”.

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