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The New South Wales government is looking to the latest in smartphone technology, to help victims of domestic abuse.

Working in conjunction with police and domestic violence experts, the state government has developed a world first app that it says will save lives.
Called ‘Aurora’, the free app allows victims of domestic violence to quickly send an emergency message to a trusted friend or police for help with an exact GPS location.

The NSW Minister for Women Pru Goward says the app is fast, and discreet.
“That can all be done with four presses of their smartphone,” she said.
Domestic violence survivor Kay Schubach says the app could have helped her.
“My abuser almost killed me in my own home and I scrambled for the land line and he pulled it out, so when you leave it’s under duress and one thing I always had with me was my phone.”

New South Wales police say the new app will give domestic violence victims valuable information, and fast options in an emergency.
NSW Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Murdoch says it is a potentially lifesaving use of technology.

“Given the prevalence of domestic violence within our community particularly in NSW this is an initiative that we strongly support,” he said.
“The application provides people who experience domestic violence both information and options.”

To view or download  the Aurora app go here:
https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/aurora/id611015460?mt=8

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-06/smartphone-technology-to-help-victims-of-domestic-violence/4672416?section=nsw

 

 

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