The new federal government has announced they are spending an additional $100 million dollars to combat domestic violence. I spoke to Senator Larissa Waters and family lawyer Heather McKinnon about this. Continue reading Federal funding for domestic violence ‘not enough’
Queensland premier Anastacia Palaszczuk has this week introduced new legislation into parliament to tackle rising rates of domestic violence. The proposed laws includes special witness measures, increased penalties for Domestic Violence Offences, and the establishment of an independent Death Review Board. We spoke to the director for the Queensland Centre for Domestic and Family Violence Research, Annabel Taylor, about this topic. If you, or someone you know, are suffering from domestic abuse or violence, you can phone the national helpline 1800 Respect, on 1800 737 732, or go to their website, 1800respect.org.au.