Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Jenny Aitchison, will be hosting a domestic violence roundtable in Broken Hill this Friday, 28 October, as part of her state-wide consultation process.
It is clear there needs to be a more strategic approach to ending violence in the home with more emphasis on prevention, early intervention and specialist frontline services for victims, that is informed by the many community and non-government organisations which have been working to reduce domestic and family violence and sexual assault over many years.
Since taking on the portfolio in March this year, Ms Aitchison has undertaken a state wide consultation tour to hear from services in rural and regional areas, including the Central Coast, Queanbeyan, Wollongong, Goulburn, Dubbo and Orange.
Ms Aitchison has praised the sector for their honest feedback about the specific issues that arise in regional and rural areas
The roundtable will be held at the Thyme on Argent Café and Function Centre, 218 Argent Street, Broken Hill between 10am-12pm and is open to all domestic violence stakeholders in Broken Hill and surrounding areas.
To RSVP for the event please contact Ms Aitchison’s office on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 49331617
Quotes attributable to Shadow Minister for Small Business Jenny Aitchison
“I am keen to work with stakeholders from across NSW to ensure the most appropriate and effective policies are developed to stop domestic violence in our community.
“Consultation with rural and regional stakeholders ensures the development of evidence-based approaches to reduce domestic and family violence and sexual assault.
“By working with Broken Hill stakeholders we can all work towards improving outcomes for those affected by domestic violence across NSW.”
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