THE TASMANIAN COMMITTEE
Family violence funding boost hailed as nation building
Following on from the Tasmanian Attorney-General’s announcement that a feasibility study will examine the merits of a specialist Family Violence Court, the Premier Will Hodgman recently unveiled a $26 million whole-of-government action plan to tackle family violence. Opposition parties and organisations working with victims and perpetrators of domestic violence unanimously praised the increased funding that included additional funding for community education, crisis accommodation and the legal assistance sector. The funding has been hailed as nation leading with Susan Fahey, CEO of the Women’s Legal Service noting that the government ‘have actually come up with a plan that tackles what’s going on in the community but with a view to preventing family violence into the future’.
- Category: DUAO - 2015 - Vol 40(4)