Susan Templeman MP, welcomed Jason Clare MP and I to her electorate to visit the Women’s Cottage in Richmond. The Women's Cottage does incredible work support women and children escaping violence. The community has faced drought, flood, bushfires and covid. This has increased the prevalence, severity and intensity of violence. The workers at the Women’s Cottage have never been busier and local women have never needed them more. But like so many services across the country, government funding has not kept up with demand. Frontline workers are crying out for support. We have to do better and the federal government has a key role to play.
I recently meet with some inspiring young UNICEF Australia Ambassadors at my office in Parliament House.
You can read it here - https://www.unicef.org.au/.../UA-YA-Report-2021-LR.pdf