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Question On Notice No. 2103 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 May 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Question Directed to the: Leader of the House representing the Minister for Child Protection; Women's Interests; Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence; Community Services
Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1
Question

I refer to the media statement on 29 March 2019 in which it is stated “The McGowan Government has committed more than $21 million of new funding during this term of government, as part of a comprehensive policy package to address family and domestic violence”, and I ask:
(a) how much of the $21 million was spent in the period:
(i) commencing on the day after polling day in 2017 and 30 June 2017;
(ii) 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018; and
(iii) in the current financial year to-date;
(b) further to (a), what were the items of expenditure in each of those three periods;
(c) how much of the $21 million is intended to be spent in:
(i) the balance of the current financial year;
(ii) 2019-20; and
(iii) the period commencing 1 July 2020 and ending on polling day in 2021; and
(d) further to (c), what are the items of expenditure committed to for each of those three periods?

Answered on 11 June 2019

(a)

(i) Nil
(ii) $1.145 million
(iii) As at 30 April 2019, $3.658 million

(b) Respectful relationship teaching support programs in schools; family and domestic violence counselling services; national our watch membership; two additional women’s refuges and financial counselling.
 

(c)

(i) $2.228 million
(ii) $9.934 million
(iii) $3.194 million

(d) Respectful relationship teaching support programs in schools, family and domestic violence counselling services; national our watch membership; two additional women’s refuges; culturally appropriate support services for victims of family and domestic violence; a second breathing space service for perpetrators; additional financial counselling; and implementation of the National Domestic Violence Order Scheme.