With Sharon Claydon MP in Newcastle

3.09pm | May 02, 2022

Sharon Claydon MP is such a strong and effective advocate for women and girls in her community. The frontline domestic and family violence services here have told me that they are struggling to keep up with demand. There isn’t enough housing for women and children fleeing violence and they need more workers to walk with women. Labor has been listening. I was proud to stand with Sharon and Nova for Women and Children: Homelessness and Domestic Violence Service today and talk about Labor’s plan to provide $1.2 million for additional crisis accommodation in Newcastle and Lake Macquarie. We will also fund an additional 10 workers go help up to 800 women and support them during the hardest time of their lives. Survivors of violence are resilient and they deserve our support to rebuild their lives.