BURNEY & MCALLISTER - MEDIA RELEASE - GOVERNMENT FORCED TO LISTEN TO WOMEN - TUESDAY, 18 JANUARY 2022
2.22pm | January 18, 2022
LINDA BURNEY MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
MEMBER FOR BARTON
SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE
LABOR SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
GOVERNMENT FORCED TO LISTEN TO WOMEN
Labor thanks victim-survivors of domestic and sexual violence, frontline service providers, academics and advocates for once again calling the Government out on their poor listening skills.
After missing every deadline, the Morrison-Joyce Government gave experts just two weeks to review the draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032.
This grossly inadequate deadline came amidst a national pandemic, an over-worked sector and exhausted workers, and in the middle of school holidays.
The Morrison-Joyce Government has now been forced to extent the consultation period for the draft plan.
This Government never misses an opportunity to demonstrate its disinterest in the perspectives of Australian women. Once again, victim-survivors and women’s advocates have had to fight to have their voices heard.
This plan maps out how we are going to address the scourge of domestic and sexual violence across Australia over ten years. It must be informed by the insights and experiences of victim-survivors, frontline workers, academics and advocates.
There is too much at stake if we do not get this right.
Labor stands with victim-survivors and will continue to champion the importance of their lived experience as we work together to eliminate violence against women and children.