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Question Without Notice No. 547 asked in the Legislative Council on 7 September 2017 by Hon Nick Goiran

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

FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE — ABORIGINAL AND CULTURALLY ANDLINGUISTICALLY DIVERSE VICTIMS — 2017–18 STATE BUDGET
      547. Hon NICK GOIRAN to the Leader of the House representing the Minister for Prevention of Family and Domestic Violence:
I refer to the government's commitment to provide $1.6 million in additional funding to an existing non‑government organisation to provide culturally appropriate support services to Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse female victims of family and domestic violence.
(1) Has an existing NGO been identified to receive the additional $1.6 million in funding?
(2) If yes to (1), which one?
(3) If no to (1), has a shortlist been developed?
(4) If yes to (3), will the minister table a copy of the shortlist?
      (5) If no to (3), what steps have been taken by the minister to progress the fulfilment of this commitment?
      (6) What culturally appropriate support services are available for Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse male victims of family and domestic violence?
Hon SUE ELLERY replied:
I thank the honourable member for some notice of this question.
      (1)–(6) I note that this question was lodged on 15 August 2017, so it is accurate as at 15 August. The government looks forward to progressing and delivering its commitments. It is currently working through the budget process to do so. The government does not provide funding for support services that specifically target male victims of family and domestic violence. All victims of family and domestic violence, including male and female adults, and children, are able to access family and domestic violence support services in Western Australia.