Senate debates

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Questions without Notice

Women's Safety

2:40 pm

Photo of Anne RustonAnne Ruston (SA, Liberal Party, Minister for Families and Social Services) Share this | Hansard source

Hearing from the diverse groups in our community is absolutely crucial to ensure our next national plan is the best plan it can be. That's why our consultation process is extensive and involves hearing from victims-survivors, advocates, service providers and other experts in this field. For maximum reach we are using a range of media, including public survey, the recent parliamentary inquiry, targeted workshops and interviews with key stakeholders through the upcoming National Summit for Women's Safety. Through the summit, panels are being held to bring together a cross-section of views from survivors, the service sector, academics and other experts to discuss existing issues and to delve into the new and emerging issues we are starting to see.

To ensure that all Australians are able to contribute to this important national conversation, consultations have been extended through a new survey available to all members of the public, which will be available on DSS Engage until 15 September.


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