Dr Jill Tomlinson, Federal Councillor of the Australian Medical Association, has described domestic and family violence as a 'major public health issue'. 



Family and Domestic Violence is a major public health issue. In 2016, the AMA released its Family and Domestic Violence – 2016 position statement, which notes: “The statistics on the deaths and serious injuries resulting from family and domestic violence have been called a national epidemic, and one of Australia’s biggest social, legal and health problems.” 

The Victorian Royal Commission into Family Violence reported that intimate partner violence is the leading contributor to the preventable death, disability and illness burden in women aged 15 to 45.


Read the full article by Dr Jill Tomlinson on the AMA website here.