Abbott's domestic violence policy re-announced to 'cover up gaffe'

January 28, 2015 8:09 AM

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When Prime Minister Tony Abbott stepped up to the lectern to announce his commitment to tackle the scourge of domestic violence on Wednesday, some of his words had a familiar ring.

As Mr Abbott announced he would ask state and territory leaders to agree on a national scheme for domestic violence orders, those who work in the field could have been forgiven for feeling a sense of deja vu.

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