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Record funding to help reduce domestic violence in Pearce

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Combating violence against women and children in Pearce remains one of the Liberal Government’s top priorities, as part of its plan to keep Australians safe.

The Liberal Government is proud to be making the largest ever Commonwealth investment of $328 million for prevention and frontline services through the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said the Liberal Government’s first priority is to keep Australians safe.

“Our Government has zero tolerance for violence against women and children,” Mr Porter said.

“This latest announcement brings Commonwealth investment against domestic violence to over $840 million since 2013.”

The Liberal Government will develop Australia’s first national prevention strategy to stop domestic and family violence and sexual assault, and continue its work to change the attitudes and beliefs that can lead to violence.

“To stop violence against women, we need to counter the culture of disrespect towards women. That’s why we are investing so heavily in prevention,” Mr Porter said.

Sadly, one in six women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner since the age of 15.

Mr Porter said all women and children have the right to feel safe, and to feel supported to seek help when they need it.

“Whether it’s at home, in the workplace, in our communities or online, all women and children deserve to be safe,” Mr Porter said.