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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joins thousands protesting violence against women

Thousands of people are marching across Australia again today, calling for action to stamp out violence against women.


In the third consecutive day of demonstrations, rallies are taking place in Brisbane, Melbourne, the Gold Coast, Canberra and Perth.


Prime Minister Anthony Albanese arrived at Canberra’s march today as demonstrators push for a national emergency to be declared.


Marches in Sydney and Adelaide yesterday followed a demonstration in Newcastle on Friday.


At least 26 women have died from alleged gender-based violence in Australia this year, according to data compiled by anti-violence advocates.


Albanese said a woman had been killed every four days so far this year in a statement posted to the social media platform X.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese says he plans to joint a march against gender-based violence today. (Alex Ellinghausen/SMH)

“Violence against women is an epidemic. We must do better,” he said.


“Governments need to do better and as a society we need to do better.”


Support is available from the National Sexual Assault, Domestic Family Violence Counselling Service at 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).


If you are in immediate danger call Triple Zero (000).


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