House debates

Monday, 18 March 2024

Statements by Members

Domestic and Family Violence

5:54 pm

Photo of Sam LimSam Lim (Tangney, Australian Labor Party) Share this | Hansard source

Violence against women and children is a problem of epidemic proportion in Australia. Addressing this issue is complex and requires a sustained effort from the government. I'm proud to say that I organised a women's safety roundtable with the Minister for Social Services last week in my electorate of Tangney. We brought together various grassroot organisations from my electorate and beyond to discuss views on the prevention of domestic violence and to listen to stories of survivors and the outcomes that these organisations are achieving. It is essential to keep connecting with grassroot organisations within our community, noting that every one of the attendees continue to work tirelessly to address domestic violence against women and children.

I want to thank the minister for attending and extend my thanks to the organisations who came and contributed as well. I'm proud that the Albanese government is addressing this problem through the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children in one generation. Ending violence against women is a responsibility that lies with every one of us here and every one of us in Australia.


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