TONY EASTLEY: Women with an intellectual disability are almost 70 per cent more likely to be victims of domestic violence, but they are often overlooked by shelters and support services because their needs are seen as too complicated.

A new study has also found that domestic violence against women with a cognitive disability often goes unreported or is simply dismissed as not worthy of investigation.

Nance Haxton reports that the Queensland Government is being told that it needs to reform its domestic violence legislation.

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This story was on ABC Radio, PM program. You can read the transcript or listen to the program here

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