Butler and McAllister Media Release: Turnbull Government Weasel Words on 1800RESPECT
5.30pm | March 16, 2018
TERRI BUTLER MP
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR PREVENTING FAMILY VIOLENCE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR UNIVERSITIES
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR EQUALITY
SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES
CHAIR, SENATE FINANCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION REFERENCES COMMITTEE
TURNBULL GOVERNMENT WEASEL WORDS ON 1800RESPECT
Today, the Turnbull Government tabled their response to the 1800RESPECT Senate Inquiry and unsurprisingly they have not made a significant commitment to addressing any of the recommendations.
While the document states that the Turnbull Government supports all of the recommendations, when you read the fine print there is no commitment for additional funding, additional training for counsellors, and no significant commitments to address any of the recommendations.
The 1800RESPECT service needs real action and real commitments from this government, not just weasel words.
FRIDAY, 16 MARCH, 2018
MEDIA CONTACT: STEPHANIE WATKINS (BUTLER) 0423 936 371
KATE LEE (MCALLISTER) 0466 776 160
Authorised by Noah Carroll ALP Canberra