A report in today’s Age about the plight of refugee women, victims of domestic violence, who forced by our law to choose between staying with their abuser or being deported to an even more dangerous situation from which they originally fled strikes me as enormously important.
Anyone who’s opposed to amending the law so that’s a choice no woman has to face, ever, should read Rupa’s story and seriously question why they would support, in 2012, Australia ever putting a woman in a position where she has little choice but to remain the victim of domestic violence. How is this defensible? How is this not an outrage where the Minister is being surrounded by reporters demanding an answer? How is this not headline news?
The story was published this morning. Here’s a challenge: right now, just after lunch, can you find it anywhere on The Age‘s main site?