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It is behaviour towards a person that controls, restricts or removes their access to money, economic resources or participation in financial decisions.
Economic harm doesn’t leave visible marks. Like other forms of family violence, it can be subtle – beginning with the smallest breach of trust and then building over time.
It can impact all ages, socio-economic groups, cultures, ethnicities and genders. And it can also present differently in some cultures due to traditions and beliefs, or the systemic experience of colonisation.
Economic harm is experienced in the context of power and control and is often intentional, but not always.
Across the country, organisations have been collaborating, evaluating and changing their approach to the way they support clients who are experiencing economic harm.
Learn more about the impacts, barriers and challenges that people face through these lived experience stories below.
This report outlines key international developments in response to economic abuse over the past 12 – 18 months across six participating countries: Australia, Canada, Israel, New Zealand, South Africa and the United Kingdom.