$100 million boost to tackle domestic violence

The Turnbull government has recently announced it would channel $15 million into 12 areas across the country with the highest rates of domestic violence. The North-West Coast of Tasmania is one of the 12 at-risk areas. This funding is part of the $100 million Women’s Safety Package as announced by Prime Minster Malcolm Turnbull last week. Tasmanian Premier Will Hodgman said, “I applaud the Federal Government’s $100 million package to tackle family violence. This major investment complements the Tasmanian Government’s nation leading ‘Safe Home, Safe Families’ released last month.”

Federal Member for Braddon, Brett Whitely has also stated, “The services will be set up in areas with high reported levels of domestic violence by existing legal assistance providers who have a proven track record of providing services to women experiencing domestic violence… Clearly, society has failed women and children that have suffered at the hands of a violent partner. We must do more and do it quickly, but this is a good start.”

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline free call number: 1800 007 339

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline free call number: 1800 000 599

Jakob Barrett

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