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‘The shadow pandemic’: a woman who fled domestic violence during lockdown speaks out – ABC News

Just a few months into her marriage, Aneta Duncan was scared for her life. When her daughter became so worried she began sleeping with a knife under her pillow, Aneta knew they had to escape.



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When Aneta Duncan moved to Australia from Poland late last year, she was the happiest she had been in years.
Key points:

  • Aneta Duncan wanted to leave her husband but feared she would have nowhere to go due to the pandemic and because she was on a temporary spousal visa
  • She says her husband threatened to have her deported
  • She says a women’s health centre “saved her life”

She had married the “love of her life” in August and she was excited to start a new chapt…

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