Discussion on domestic |violence useful


Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt and Senator Michaelia Cash.
Hasluck MHR Ken Wyatt and Senator Michaelia Cash.

Mr Wyatt said as a White Ribbon Day Ambassador he felt it important to invite Minister Cash to the electorate to meet stakeholders working in the area.

“There was very good discussion,” Mr Wyatt said.

“One of the main themes to come from the meeting was the issue of what’s normal? We need to be better at educating women to understand when they might be in an abusive relationship.”

At the roundtable, Ms Cash spoke about the Government’s plan for a national domestic violence order (DVO) scheme to recognise domestic violence orders across State borders.

“The DVO scheme will make sure women are safe across Australia, not just in their home State,” Mr Wyatt said. “The scheme received praise from all.”

Representatives from Gosnells Community Legal Centre, Midland Information Debt and Legal Advocacy Service Inc., Koolkuna Domestic and Family Violence Services, Midland Women’s Health Care Place, Midland Victim Support Unit (WA Police) and the Women’s Community Health Network gathered to hear from Minister Cash.

“While Minister Cash and I work closely being both part of the Turnbull ministry, I thought it was important for her speak with stakeholders in our community.

“I also wanted her to visit this specific centre to see what great work is being done here.”