Family and Domestic Violence

Family and domestic violence services must have funding certainty

Organisations delivering services to victims of family and domestic violence (FDV) must be guaranteed long-term funding, Greens spokesperson for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Hon Alison Xamon MLC has said.

Speaking in Parliament ahead of the 28th Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March, Ms Xamon said FDV was a complex issue with many causes and sustainable funding was crucial to preventing it.


HON ALISON XAMON (North Metropolitan) [5.32 pm]: I rise tonight to make some comments about what has happened with funding for the Keeping Women Safe in their Homes program. For members’ information, the program was initiated in 2015 when Rosie Batty was Australian of the Year. It was part of a $100 million women’s safety package that the commonwealth government announced to take action against family violence. The Keeping Women Safe in their Homes program was part of that package.


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