Wednesday 30 March 2016

Family violence victims in Gippsland will be at the heart of the Andrews Labor Government’s implementation of every one of the 227 recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence.

The Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing MP has today welcomed the report and vowed to be a strong advocate for victims and survivors as the recommendations are implemented.

Ms Shing said the Andrews Labor Government would implement all the recommendations of the Royal Commission and put victims and survivors at the heart of the system wide reforms.

The report was tabled on Wednesday in Parliament and released to the public.

The Government will work with victims and survivors from communities all over Victoria, and with the people who help them, to build a better system that will help prevent family violence, keep people safe and hold perpetrators accountable.

This includes the Victim-Survivors Advisory Council, chaired by Rosie Batty, to ensure the Government makes the reforms that victims have been asking for.

The Royal Commission’s report will be shortly available and accessible through

Quotes attributed to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing MP:

“The Royal Commission’s report and the 227 recommendations draw a crucial line in the sand on Australia’s most pressing law and order issue. The work is already underway to implement every single recommendation and to repair our broken family violence system for the families and communities of Gippsland”

“We need lasting inter-generational reform that will give victims and survivors the help they need, and that will improve the culture that exists around reporting and disclosure of family violence.”

“From education and prevention measures, to our court processes, the exchange of information and the work we do in Gippsland’s schools, workplaces, communities and hospitals, these recommendations will make the changes that make a real difference, now and for generations to come”.

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