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Thursday
Sep242015

Prime Minister announces $100M "Women’s Safety Package"

Today the Australian Government is announcing a $100 million package of measures to provide a safety net for women and children at high risk of experiencing violence. The package will improve frontline support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe, and provide education resources to help change community attitudes to violence and abuse.

It's a great shame that our new prime minister has bought into gender politics when it comes to reducing the levels of violence in this country. This was an opportunity to work to reduce violence against everyone in the community, but instead it once again ignores male victims of violence. Men are twice as likely as women in Australia to be victims of homicide. Males make up at least one in three victims of family violence and abuse. Yet there is nothing at all in this package to keep them safe. Great news for women and their children, but a sad day for men and their children.

You might like to leave a comment on the Prime Ministers web page.

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