A group of Australia’s peak bodies, advocates and leading organisations representing and working in specialist family, domestic and sexual violence services have this week signed a letter to the National Federation Reform Council’s Taskforce on Women’s Safety. The letter, co-signed by SPEAQ and sent to Qld’s Attorney General and Minister for Domestic and Family Violence, Shannon Fentiman, highlights core priorities ahead of the next National Plan, and the Women’s Safety Summit in September 2021.
The first National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children (2010-2022) played a vital role in expanding the national infrastructure to prevent and respond to family, domestic and sexual violence. The Plan ends next year and with the next National Plan currently being developed, SPEAQ sees the need for a strong and co-ordinated input to this process, informed by the experience of specialist services working in the field every day.
If you or your organisation would like to add your support to the joint letter, you can do this via Fair Agenda’s SafetySummit.org.au micro-site.