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It has occurred to me that as many women who experience domestic violence are forced to flee their homes, it is they, the victims who are being punished not the perpetrator.

Here are some suggestions to rectify this:

1. Force the perpetrator to leave their home.

2. A mandatory jail sentence for any perpetrator caught within a kilometre of said home.

3. Force the man to pay family maintenance.

The benefits of this system:

1. Fewer safe houses needed to be built.

2. Less support money needed, this money saved could be used to develop and run educational programs to prevent domestic violence happening in the first place.

L Clarke, Ballina


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