An Indigenous advisory council on domestic violence is being set up with $1 million in next month's federal budget.
The council will help develop the next national plan for tackling domestic violence, which disproportionately affects Indigenous women and children.
Minister for Women's Safety Anne Ruston will travel to the Northern Territory and Western Australia's north next month to speak with Indigenous women about the issues they face.
"It is my absolute commitment to not just hear but to really listen to the voices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women which is why we are establishing this council," she said.
"We must make sure that the devastating and disproportionate rates of violence against Aboriginal women and children are addressed."
Senator Ruston said she was also working with Indigenous Australians Minister Ken Wyatt to ensure the Closing the Gap targets relating to domestic violence are at the heart of her portfolio work.
The targets include a move towards zero women and children experiencing violence and abuse by 2031.
A draft is expected for the next national plan later in the year.
The $1 million, to be unveiled in the budget on May 11, will fund the new advisory council for four years.
News of the council comes as advocates representing Indigenous victims say Aboriginal women risk being disbelieved or swept up in the criminal justice system under proposed laws.
Criminalising coercive control - controlling and intimidating behaviour in a relationship - is on the agenda across Australia, including in NSW where a parliamentary committee is looking at the proposal.
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