Karen McNamara MP on Women’s Safety Package To Stop The Violence #Dobell #CentralCoast

Thursday, 24 September 2015

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Karen McNamara MP on Women's Safety Package To Stop The Violence #Dobell #CentralCoast Coast Times News with Gaye Crispin

Federal Member for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara MP

Karen McNamara MP on Women’s Safety Package To Stop The Violence

Federal Member for Dobell, Mrs Karen McNamara MP, has today welcomed a $100 million package of safety measures with the rollout of the outcomes expected to impact Dobell and create positive changes across the community.

Women and children in our community have every right to feel safe and live without fear of violence. 63 women have been killed so far this year and one in six Australian women has experienced violence from a current or former partner.

“The issue of domestic and family violence has devastating impact, as we have all seen in recent weeks. The avoidable death of women and children at the hands of current or former partners is indicative of the need for action,” said Mrs McNamara.

The package announced today by the Federal Government includes safety measures targeted to women and children at high risk of experiencing violence.

“This package is part of the Government’s longer term response to domestic and family violence and the COAG Advisory Panel’s report, due in early 2016, will advise on additional measures which could be implemented,” said Mrs McNamara.

“I look forward to seeing cooperation between the Federal Government and the States and Territories to reduce violence against women and children. The trial of new technologies to keep women safe, to train more frontline staff from a range of departments and organisations to recognise and respond to women experiencing violence are some of the initiatives in this package,” said Mrs McNamara.

Senator Cash, Karen McNamara and IWD Committee Karen McNamara MP on Women's Safety Package To Stop The Violence #Dobell #CentralCoast Coast Times News with Gaye Crispin

Photo: Member for Dobell, Karen McNamara MP, Senator Michaelia Cash and members of the International Women’s Day Committee.

“The inclusion of technologies is one I passionately support. The Daisy app gives women in violent situations choices and options. Most people will carry a mobile phone with them at all times and there is no reason why support for domestic violence can’t include technology,” said Mrs McNamara.

“I applaud the cooperation between the levels of Government across the country and look forward to working towards a safer environment for women and children.”

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Karen McNamara MP on Women's Safety Package To Stop The Violence #Dobell #CentralCoast Coast Times News with Gaye Crispin