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Govt levies ACT residents to fund domestic violence program

Family violence Victims of family violence Australian Capital Territory
Description

For the first time in Australia, a government is levying its residents to fund services for survivors of domestic violence.

The people of the ACT will pay $30 dollars each to fund a $21 million reform package called the 'Safer Families' program.

It will include a co-ordinator general for family safety, enhanced child protection services and interpreting services in courts. There will also be support for frontline staff, emergency services and legal assistance.

Publication Details
Publication Year:
2016