Help for women and children fleeing domestic violence in Sydney

Violence is never ok. If elected, as part of our Housing Australia Future Fund, an Albanese Labor government will provide $8 million for additional crisis accommodation and fund 18 workers to support women and children fleeing violence across Sydney.

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SHORTEN & MCALLISTER - MEDIA RELEASE - 1200 MORE PWD TO RECEIVE FAM VIOLENCE SUPPORT - TUES 12TH APRIL 2022

1200 MORE PEOPLE WITH DISABILITY TO HAVE FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT UNDER LABOR’S PLAN

An Albanese Labor Government will provide dedicated funding to organisations that support people with disability to employ specialist domestic and family violence workers.

Women with disability are far more likely to suffer domestic and sexual abuse than non-disabled women. Despite this, many frontline family and domestic violence services are physically inaccessible or don't have enough funding or support to accept women with complex care needs.

This commitment will ensure that women with disability are not excluded from receiving appropriate and tailored support.   

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MCALLISTER - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - CENTRAL QUEENSLAND - THURSDAY, 24 MARCH 2022

E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW, CENTRAL QUEENSLAND, THURSDAY 24, MARCH 2022

SUBJECTS: Domestic and family violence, 500 additional community sector workers, crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing violence 

'It's terrific to be here at Mackay Women's Services. I'm grateful to Linda-Ann Northey, for welcoming us here this morning. We've had a terrific talk about the kinds of issues that are facing women in Central Queensland. Right across the country, we hear that women are struggling to find accommodation for themselves and their children when escaping violence. People often say, why doesn't she leave? Well, the answer is because too often there just isn't anywhere to go.'

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MCALLISTER - TRANSCRIPT - DOORSTOP INTERVIEW - GOLD COAST - WEDNESDAY, 23 MARCH 2022


E&OE TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW, GOLD COAST - WEDNESDAY, 23 MARCH 2022

SUBJECTS: Domestic and family violence, 500 additional community sector workers, crisis accommodation for women and children fleeing violence 

"Domestic violence is at epidemic levels. We've heard this morning from Rosie and her team about the increase in demand on her service just in the last few months. They are picking up an additional 100 women per week, needing their service. It is an enormous load, and it speaks to the scale and extent of the tragedy. Labor understands that if we form a government, we will need to lead on this."

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BURKE & MCALLISTER - MEDIA RELEASE - FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT FOR 4,800 MORE PEOPLE FROM CULTURALLY DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS - SUNDAY 20 MARCH, 2022

4800 MORE PEOPLE FROM CULTURALLY DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS TO HAVE FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT UNDER LABOR’S PLAN
 

An Albanese Labor Government will provide dedicated funding to organisations that support Australians from culturally diverse backgrounds to employ specialist domestic and family violence workers. 

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BURNEY & MCALLISTER - ADDITIONAL DFV SECTOR WORKERS FOR LGBTQI+ ORGS - THURSDAY 17 MARCH 2022

TRANSCRIPT DOORSTOP INTERVIEW, MELBOURNE THURSDAY, 17 MARCH 2022  

Additional family and domestic workers for community led LGBTIQ+ organisations to support people experiencing violence.

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Speech to ASU members, Blaxland - Restoring Respect for the Community Sector


RESTORING RESPECT FOR THE COMMUNITY SECTOR, SPEECH TO AUSTRALIAN SERVICES UNION MEMBERS, BLAXLAND, TUESDAY, 15 MARCH 2022

'The past three years have placed an extraordinary burden on our community, and you have all stepped up to provide an extraordinary level of support.

From providing shelter and assistance to those who lost their homes in the 2019 bushfires, help to the sick, isolated and vulnerable during the pandemic, and now dealing with the devastation of the floods.

The work that you and your organisations have done has been nothing short of amazing. And it is all the more impressive given that it came after years where the Coalition Government seemingly did everything in its power to destroy capability in the sector.'

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MCALLISTER & BURNEY - MEDIA RELEASE - LABOR TO PROVIDE 1,200 MORE LGBTIQ+ PEOPLE , 17 MARCH 2022

LABOR TO PROVIDE 1,200 MORE LGBTIQ+ PEOPLE WITH FAMILY VIOLENCE SUPPORT

An Albanese Labor Government will provide dedicated funding to LGBTIQ+ community organisations to employ specialist domestic violence workers, ensuring LGBTIQ+ people receive appropriate family and domestic violence support.

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BURNEY, MCALLISTER, LEIGH & TEMPLEMAN MEDIA RELEASE - RESTORING RESPECT FOR THE COMMUNITY SECTOR - TUESDAY, 15 MARCH 2022

An Albanese Labor Government will support a stronger, more diverse and more independent community sector. 

Through floods, fires and a pandemic, the community sector has stepped up to provide support to struggling Australians. 

Despite this, the Morrison Government has repeatedly tried to devalue and silence community sector voices. At the same time, many community sector organisations have been working with less money, less funding certainty and increased stress. 
 
If elected, Labor will change this.

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Address to the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists Conference - 6 MAR 2022


ADDRESS TO THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS 2022 CONFERENCE

SUNDAY, 6 MARCH 2022

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