Major cash injection to tackle domestic violence

The state government says everyone is entitled to live violence-free.

The McGowan government plans to invest $34.4 million in the 2022-2023 state budget to support survivors of domestic violence and hold perpetrators accountable.

According to the government, the funding will improve the way these services are delivered in the regions and suburbs, protect people at risk, and help to change underlying attitudes that lead to domestic violence.

Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence Minister Simone McGurk believes the new initiatives will make a difference to survivors of domestic violence.

“Everyone should be able to live their life free from the threat of violence, and this funding reaffirms the state government’s commitment to keeping victims of violence safe and holding perpetrators to account.

“We are enhancing our family and domestic violence and response teams who work on the frontline to provide targeted early intervention when it’s needed most,” McGurk says.

The state government will spend $14.7 million on its election commitment to run and establish the Armadale Family and Domestic Violence Hub, with a further $4.5 million towards support for family and domestic violence in the Kimberley.