Wendouree Electorate – Constituency Question

Ms ADDISON (Wendouree) (14:46): My question is for the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence. Will the minister please advise me how the Central Highlands Orange Door in Ballarat is supporting women and children in my community and the broader region?

Family violence and all forms of violence against women continue to cause suffering and tragic loss of life within our communities. I am proud to be part of a government that is implementing all 227 recommendations from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and providing victim-survivors and their families and friends the meaningful support they deserve.

I want to thank the incredible workforce at Orange Door for the work they do and their ongoing commitment and dedication to addressing the scourge of family violence. Thank you also to the staff in support services in our community, including WRISC, Berry Street, CAFS—Child and Family Services Ballarat—CatholicCare and UnitingCare. I look forward to the minister updating me on the crucial work of the Orange Door in Ballarat.

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