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Killed during the pandemic

Jun 3, 2020 • 13m 36s

Domestic violence workers warned that the pandemic would put women at risk – especially women on temporary visas. Last month, a woman was killed in exactly that situation.

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Killed during the pandemic

237 • Jun 3, 2020

Killed during the pandemic

From the beginning of the lockdown, domestic violence workers warned of the heightened risk of abuse – especially for women on temporary visas. Last month, a woman was killed in exactly that situation. Gina Rushton on how the sector has responded.

Guest: Freelance journalist Gina Rushton.

Background reading:

Temporary visa holders at risk in The Saturday Paper
The Saturday Paper
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