619. Hon ALISON XAMON to the minister representing the Minister for Police:
I refer to the government’s failure to increase funding for family and domestic violence counselling, advocacy and support service contracts to adequately take into account increased costs, including the full impact of the equal remuneration order, increased demand and the COVID-19 pandemic.
(1) Was the minister aware that family and domestic violence support staff have been removed from some police stations?
(2) If yes to (1), when was the minister advised?
(3) Will the minister work with the Minister for Child Protection to ensure the continued delivery of these essential frontline services?
(4) If no to (3), why not?
Hon STEPHEN DAWSON replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question. The following answer has been provided to me by the Minister for Police.
(2) Not applicable.
(4) Not applicable.