Comment from Joe Szakacs, Secretary, SA Unions
“Nationally, Australian unions have been calling on all political parties to introduce ten days paid family and domestic violence leave.
“Eight hundred thousand women and one in 20 men will experience family or domestic violence this year and to escape it, they have to take time off work to get help, go to court or find a new place to live.
“Having economic independence and job security are crucial to helping people take the steps the need to leave.
“This will help save lives.”