Women’s safety forum

Paddi Creevey.
Women’s safety forum
Paddi Creevey.

THE community will have the chance to hear more about the Federal Government’s recently announced Women’s Safety Package at a free forum at Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Wednesday, December 9 at 9am.

Minister for Women Senator Michaelia Cash, Social Services Minister Christian Porter and Canning MHR Andrew Hastie will discuss the $100 million package that builds on the Government’s commitment to keep women safe at home, on the street and when they are online.

The package includes funding to develop innovative ways of using technology to keep women safe (GPS trackers for perpetrators, safe phones and safety devices for homes), extending support services in remote indigenous communities, as well as education resources to teach young people about respectful relationships.

The forum is organised by Regional Development Australia Peel and the Peel Community Development Group to raise awareness that women and children in Australia have the right to feel safe and live without fear of violence.

Chairman Paddi Creevey said many people wanted women and children to feel safe.

“Too many are affected by the violence and we have come together to form the Peel Domestic Violence Alliance to find solutions,’’ she said.

“Already 63 women have been killed through family violence this year.”

A morning tea will be provided at the forum from 9.30am. Places can be booked online at