Through ten captivating episodes, There’s No Place Like Home pulls back the curtain to reveal the nature and impact of domestic and family violence in Australia. Told in survivors’ own words, each episode tells the story of ten extraordinary people who generously share their most intimate thoughts, feelings, and experiences with you.
Sometimes it might be hard to listen. Hard to front up to the truth of abuse that happens behind closed doors in homes around Australia. But we absolutely must listen. Only through listening will we be able to comprehend the sheer scale and individual nuance of how domestic and family violence is perpetrated in Australia and the damage it does.
There’s No Place Like Home is hosted byTarang Chawla, whose sister Nikita was killed by her partner in 2015. Tarang brings his lived experience, empathy and understanding to the fore as he presents an unflinching assessment of the current situation and explores the possible solutions.
With compassion and clarity, There’s No Place Like Home articulates a vision for an Australian future in which domestic and family violence has been eradicated. An Australia that may be within our grasp, if we choose to listen, learn, and work together, building on the incredible initiatives already underway.
This is a podcast by Future Women, made in collaboration with CommBank, which is supporting long-term financial independence for victim-survivors through CommBank Next Chapter.
There’s No Place Like Home drops 22 February 2022. New episodes drop weekly.
Content note: This podcast includes descriptions of family violence and may be upsetting to some listeners. If you have experienced or are at risk of domestic and family violence and/or sexual assault, you can call the national counselling service 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732).
If you are experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide, you can call Lifeline on 13 11 14 or text 0477 13 11 14 at night.
The Men’s Referral Service is offered by No to Violence and provides assistance, information and counseling to help men who use family violence. They can be reached on 1300 766 491.
The Kids’ Helpline is a free, private, and confidential, telephone and online counseling service specifically for people aged between 5 and 25. They can be reached on 1800 551 800.
If you're a CommBank customer who has been impacted by domestic and family violence and need assistance with your banking, you can speak to their specialist Community Wellbeing team who provide confidential support to help customers with their immediate banking needs. You can call a Community Wellbeing specialist on 1800 222 387 between 8am and 6pm, Monday to Friday (Sydney/Melbourne time – excluding public holidays).
In an emergency, or if you are not feeling safe, always call the police on 000.