Abbott's 'budget crisis', CALD women's loss? Service providers explore the impact of funding cuts

Pruitt, L, Hamilton, G, Heydon, G and Spark, C 2017, 'Abbott's 'budget crisis', CALD women's loss? Service providers explore the impact of funding cuts', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 335-350.


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Title Abbott's 'budget crisis', CALD women's loss? Service providers explore the impact of funding cuts
Author(s) Pruitt, L
Hamilton, G
Heydon, G
Spark, C
Year 2017
Journal name Australian Journal of Political Science
Volume number 52
Issue number 3
Start page 335
End page 350
Total pages 16
Publisher Taylor and Francis
Abstract Women have been disproportionately affected by funding cuts to services following the 2008 global financial crisis. Using a feminist intersectional analysis of austerity measures applied to family violence (FV) services in Victoria, Australia, including 11 service provider interviews, we find that: the Australian government drew on global narratives of austerity in constructing a 'budget crisis', with subsequent cuts to funds addressing FV; budget cuts negatively impacted services' abilities to address the needs of culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) women; there is a lack of qualified interpreters and multilingual services, and; there are missed opportunities to engage and support young CALD people in FV services. Policy recommendations to support FV services and their abilities to help CALD women and young people are provided.
Subject Australian Government and Politics
Keyword(s) Budget cuts
CALD
culturally diverse
family violence
global financial crisis
violence against women
DOI - identifier 10.1080/10361146.2017.1332157
Copyright notice © 2017 Australian Political Studies Association
ISSN 1036-1146
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