Action on Domestic Violence Now
The nation is grieving for Hannah 31, Aaliyah, 6, Laianah, 4 and Trey, 3, who were horrifically murdered in a domestic homicide in Brisbane last week.
The system set up to protect and support Hannah and her children failed her, and this is because there are still so many inadequacies in our system response. This comes down to resourcing.
The shocking reality is that hundreds of thousands of women and children in NSW are living in fear in their own homes and remain trapped without the safety and supports they need to escape and recover.
The experts have been advising governments for decades on how to address the scourge of domestic violence and yet there has never been an adequate investment in these solutions.
It simply hasn’t been a priority.
This needs to change. But it will only change if we as a community make our voices heard.
Tell your local MP it’s time to prioritise action to deal with domestic violence in line with the recommendations of the experts. Tell them you expect real investment so that we can see the changes we need to see to ensure women and children are safe in their own homes and people using violence can access the supports they need to change their behaviour.
Tell them, their number one job is to ensure the safety of their citizens, especially our most vulnerable – women and children being subjected to violence and abuse in their own homes.
No more excuses.
It’s time to make this happen HERE!