Labor’s Inaction On Domestic Violence Crisis

Liberal Party Victoria

Today in State Parliament, Premier Jacinta Allan failed to answer basic questions about the Labor Government’s response to key domestic violence reports and frontline service initiatives.

In September 2022, the Victorian Law Reform Commission tabled a report on stalking, harassment and similar conduct which made 45 recommendations to address this conduct.

During Question Time, Premier Jacinta Allan confirmed the Victorian Labor Government had not yet provided a formal response to the report and was unable to say when this would occur.

Furthermore, in 2022, the Commonwealth Government allocated $220 million to provide 500 frontline workers to support women and children experiencing family, domestic and sexual violence.

Again, Premier Jacinta Allan was unable to confirm how many of these critical workers had been employed in Victoria, following revelations just 17 had been employed nationwide.

Shadow Minister for the Prevention for Family Violence, Cindy McLeish, said: “Victorian women and children have been let down by Premier Jacinta Allan’s inaction on key domestic violence initiatives.

“More words won’t solve Victoria’s domestic violence crisis – acting on expert reports, recommendations and hiring more frontline support staff will.

“The Premier must urgently respond to the Law Reform Commission’s report into stalking and harassment and ensure Victoria get its fair share of federally funded domestic violence support workers.”

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