Australia’s new prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has introduced his first initiative — a A$100 million injection to help victims of domestic violence

“All violence against women begins with disrespecting women,” Turnbull said at the launch event in Melbourne. “We as leaders, as a government must make it — and we will make it — a clear national objective of ours to ensure that Australia is more respecting of women … We have to make it as though it was un-Australian to disrespect women.”

The government’s funding announcement follows a call for action after many high-profile violent attacks on women in Australia. In one of his first interviews as Prime Minister, Turnbull on Monday told Today violence against women has “been overlooked for far too long” and we must have “zero tolerance for it.” Read more…

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In first move, Australia’s new leader takes stand against domestic violence