Adjournment: Family Violence

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (19:08:26) — (14 201) My adjournment matter is for the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence, and the action I seek is for the minister to provide me with an update on the local impact of the Andrews Labor government’s investment in addressing family violence. As the minister knows, the City of Hume unfortunately has some of the highest rates of family violence in Victoria. It is a concern for people of all ages and backgrounds across the Yuroke electorate. In particular I note the work of groups like the Oorja Foundation, which addresses this issue at a grassroots level.

Yuroke residents have welcomed the Andrews Labor government’s commitment to addressing family violence, including implementing every recommendation from the Royal Commission into Family Violence and making the largest ever investment into tackling the issue. I will be very pleased to pass on any information that the minister can provide about progress made to address this issue in Yuroke.