This is a significant development!
Employers are being urged to provide flexible work hours and counselling in a new report that links domestic violence as a workplace issue. The report titled Playing Our part: Workplace Responses to Domestic and Family Violence, was launched on Friday in Sydney, Australia. The report — supported by high profile community leaders dubbed the "Male Champions of Change" — estimated 800,000 women in the paid workforce were living in an abusive relationship or had done so in the past.
Here is a link to news coverage: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-11-13/domestic-violence-big-businesses-commit-to-extra-leave-victims/6940088