02 March 2020
The recent tragic murders in Queensland and subsequent victim-blaming show much more work is needed to address domestic and family violence. I’ve been working with community organisations and advocates for increased resources to crisis support and recovery, improved policing and greater prevention efforts. There have been significant improvements in policing responses, but we need cultural change to really tackle this scourge.
See my November 2019 questions in Parliament on better police and justice response: HERE and last week’s questions to the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence on expanding and strengthening programs that prevent criminal domestic and family violence behaviour: HERE.