9 July 2015 –
The Palaszczuk Labor Government has announced a range of initiatives aimed at ending domestic and family violence.
One person every week dies in Australia as a result of family and domestic violence. The Queensland Government is allocating $31.3 million over the next three years as part of the Queensland Budget to help reduce this shocking statistic.
Measures announces as part of the Budget include:
- Additional funding for legal services to assist victims of domestic and family violence
- Enhanced death review processes to reduce future deaths
- Establishing dedicated 72-hour crisis shelters in Brisbane
- Supporting the national campaign to reduce violence against women and children.