ABORIGINAL MALE HEALING
CENTRE — NEWMAN
239. 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
stated commitment to the prevention of family and domestic violence.
(1) Is the
minister aware of the Aboriginal Male's Healing Centre Strong Spirit
Strong Families Strong Culture Inc?
(2) If yes to (1), is the minister
supportive of this not-for-profit association?
(3) If yes to (2), why?
(4) If no to (2), why not?
(5) Further to
(1), what steps is the minister taking to ensure that the AMHC can build its
own live-in facility on the land it has acquired?
I thank the honourable member for
some notice of the question.
I am aware of the work of the Aboriginal Male's Healing Centre Strong
Spirit Strong Families Strong Culture Inc. AMHC is seeking support for its
proposed live-in facility in Newman. Engagement with and support from
Aboriginal communities is pivotal to ensure that government funding and support
is directed to the services that will meet the needs and interests of their
respective community. The state government is developing a 10-year strategy for
reducing family and domestic violence in Western Australia, which will include
a dedicated approach to Aboriginal family safety. A key aim of the Aboriginal
family safety approach is to work in partnership with Aboriginal communities to
identify and support local Aboriginal initiatives and organisations, such as