The NATSILS welcome the focus that this inquiry by the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee will hopefully bring to the issue of family violence in Australia. We also welcome the opportunity to make a submission to the inquiry and put forth our experience and knowledge as to the prevalence and impact of domestic violence and the adequacy and effects of current policies and how the federal government can best support and contribute to the social, cultural and behavioural shifts required to eliminate violence against women and their children