Senate debates

Tuesday, 4 December 2018


Domestic and Family Violence

4:56 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Assistant Minister for International Development and the Pacific) Share this | Hansard source

The Liberal-National coalition government has zero tolerance for violence against women and works with all jurisdictions to keep women and children safe. The government has invested over $300 million to improve women's safety since 2015, focusing on practical measures that reduce the incidence of violence and support victims and their children. The government is developing the fourth national action plan to reduce violence against women and their children. Legislation is currently before the parliament to approve a minimum standard of five days of unpaid domestic violence leave, as recommended by the Fair Work Commission.

Question agreed to.


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