Human Rights Commission welcomes Government moves to respond better to family and sexual violence

Human Rights Commission welcomes Government moves to respond better to family and sexual violence

July 29, 2015

The Human Rights Commission has welcomed the Government’s launch of a significant new work programme to ensure agencies respond better to family and sexual violence.

“We have a real opportunity to lead the world in preventing and reducing harm from family and sexual violence,” said Human Rights Commissioner Jackie Blue.

“We need clear, strong and committed leadership from the top, as well as a cross government approach and community mobilisation.”

Justice Minister Amy Adams and Social Development Minister Anne Tolley launched a new work programme that focuses on developing a whole of government strategy to tackle existing problems and focus on victim outcomes.

“Sector experts have long said that the current system is fragmented with gaps and duplications,” said Dr Blue.

“Many survivors struggle to access services with government agencies tending to work in silos: however the stocktake and this new plan of work aims to begin to address these problems.”

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