More Geelong support for domestic violence victimsMedia Release
Every day, women fleeing violence are being turned away from services because despite its promises, the Morrison-Joyce Government has not funded enough workers to help them.
This is why an Albanese Labor Government will fund seven new community sectors workers in the Geelong region, including the Corangamite electorate. These additional workers could help up to 560 women experiencing violence who might otherwise be turned away.
Leaving a violent relationship is the hardest and most dangerous thing that many people will ever do. We know that having a community sector worker there to help makes all the difference.
Frontline domestic violence organisations tell us how much more they could do with an extra pair of hands. A single domestic violence case worker may assist 80 to 100 women and children over the course of a year.
Eight years of neglect and disinterest from the Morrison-Joyce Government has left many frontline services surviving off the smell of an oily rag. They have been further stretched by the increase in demand for their services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
More women than ever before are experiencing violence for the first time and seeking help.
Women in crisis should not be left to fend for themselves.
Survivors of domestic and family violence are brave and resilient. They deserve every chance to rebuild their lives and strive for a safer and better future for them and their families.
An Albanese Labor Government will be there to help them and the people who support them.Share Tweet