Senate debates

Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Questions without Notice

Domestic and Family Violence

2:09 pm

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Attorney-General) Share this | Hansard source

Senator Lindgren, I can tell you that the Women's Safety Package includes: $17 million of funding to keep women safer at home by installing safety equipment; $12 million to trial innovative technology such as GPS monitoring and portable panic buttons; $5 million to support the Commonwealth's eSafety Commissioner to develop a resource package and distribute safe phones; $5 million to expand 1800RESPECT, the national telephone and online counselling and information service; $2 million for increased funding for MensLine; $14 million for improved training of front-line staff; $15 million for specialised domestic violence units to provide coordinated legal advice, social work, cultural liaison and hospital outreach; $5 million for local case workers; $21 million for Indigenous specific measures; and $5 million to develop respectful relationship education resources. (Time expired)


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