Family and Domestic Violence

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE — REFUGES — YOUNG WOMEN

1464. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services:

I refer to young women between 14 and 18 years of age seeking refuge from family and domestic violence, and I ask:

(a)  how many Western Australian refuges accept young women in this age group;

(b)  how many beds are available to this cohort on any given night; and

PREVENTION OF FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE — WOMEN INELIGIBLE FOR GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE

1463. Hon Alison Xamon to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection; Women’s Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services:

I refer to women who are ineligible for government assistance including, but not limited to, those on bridging visas, student visas and spouses of men on 457 visas, and I ask:

(a)  is the Minister aware how many of these women seek refuge from family and domestic violence in Western Australia each year;

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