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Parliamentary Questions

Question Without Notice No. 689 asked in the Legislative Council on 26 June 2019 by Hon Nick Goiran

Minister responding: Hon S.F. McGurk
Parliament: 40 Session: 1

Answered on 26 June 2019


689. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence:

I refer to the minister's answer to question on notice 2103, answered on 11 June 2019, which informs the house of the allocation of new funding to address family and domestic violence in each fiscal year of this term of government.

(1) Is the minister aware that the government's media statement on 29 March 2019 refers to a commitment of more than $21 million?

(2) Is the minister aware that her itemisation in answer to my question on notice totals only $20.159 million?

(3) When will the minister issue a correction and an apology?

Hon SUE ELLERY replied:

I thank the honourable member for some notice of the question.

(1)–(2) Yes.

(3) No correction is required. This government has demonstrated a track record of significant investment into the prevention of family and domestic violence and is still committed to delivering on all of its commitments. The member's question queried what funding had been spent for specific financial periods, ending on polling day in 2021. Funding for some of those initiatives extends beyond 2020–21. As the member would be aware, government funding typically aligns with financial year cycles, not electoral cycles.