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  • No matter who you are, you can be affected by family violence (also called domestic violence)
  • Within Australia, intimate partner violence is the most common form of family violence. 
  • Evidence presented to the Royal Commission into Family Violence suggests intimate partner violence is as prevalent in LGBTIQ communities as it is in the general population.
  • Studies have shown that approximately one-third of LGBTIQ people in Victoria (and nationally) have experienced intimate partner abuse, but that only 20 per cent of these cases are reported.
  • If you are affected by family violence, help and support are available. You are not alone.

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Reviewed on: 04-10-2017