Powers to remove violent partners from family home 'deferred' by coalition, amid fears public protection put at risk by cutsCuts to spending that in the long run will prevent even more spending on physical health care for abused victims, counseling, police protection, police administration of the abuser, cost of jailing, etc. etc. etc.
Not to mention the far more dire result of the cuts putting victims directly in harms way.
I am not sure whether a similar protection order in the United States would have saved this child from being beaten to death for "acting like a girl", but having both stories come out on the same day should be a compelling argue to continue funding for this scheme (is it just me or does calling it a "scheme" make it sound like a dastardly and underhanded plot?).