Support for victims of domestic and family violence bolstered in South Burnett
Published Wednesday, 16 May, 2018 at 10:47 AM
Minister for Child Safety, Youth and Women and Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence
The Honourable Di Farmer
The Palaszczuk Government is continuing its investment into domestic and family violence services in the South Burnett by delivering $2.6 million over the next five years to South Burnett CTC.
Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence Di Farmer said the renewal of funding will deliver certainty of services to some of the South Burnett’s most vulnerable community members.
“Domestic and family violence is a major issue in every community and that is why the Palaszczuk Government is continuing to invest in the vital services to stop the cycle of abuse,” Minister Farmer said.
“This investment will see the continued funding of the High Risk Team which is already doing great work on the ground in Cherbourg as part of a multi-agency response to combat domestic and family violence in Cherbourg.
“The South Burnett CTC is also able to continue its Woondin-dee service which is delivering vital support to women, children and men who have, or are, experiencing domestic and family violence as well as continuing to work with perpetrators to change behaviours and break the circle of violence.
This month is Domestic and Family Violence Prevention month and Minister Farmer has called on the people of the South Burnett to get involved and say no to domestic and family violence.
“There are events happening across the state to encourage people to take a stand against domestic and family violence,” she said.
“We are committed to ending domestic and family violence and we’re working hard to do that but we want everyone in every community in Queensland including South Burnett to help spread the message of zero tolerance and to let people know violence of this kind is not okay, ever.”
For more information on how to get involved in the month’s activities, visit www.qld.gov.au/dfvpmonth.
Last month the Queensland Government also launched a bystander campaign, urging bystanders to speak up about domestic and family violence. Visit qld.gov.au/dosomething to find out more
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