AMA submission - National Plan on Reducing Violence Against Women and their Children

As outlined in the AMA’s Position Statement Family and Domestic Violence – 2016, the health
impacts of family, domestic and sexual violence are long-lasting, and have significant effects on
the lives of victim-survivors and their families. The AMA recommends a range of actions to support people experiencing sexual, family and domestic violence. Importantly, the response to such a complex issue must be multi-faceted, acknowledging that victim-survivors need supports in a range of areas and that each situation is unique and will require a sensitive and context-specific response.