The Albanese Labor Government is delivering more frontline workers for community sector organisations to support victim-survivors of family, domestic, and sexual violence across Tasmania.
Through the National Partnership on Family, Domestic, and Sexual Violence Responses (FDSV) 2021-2027 (the FDSV National Partnership), the Albanese Government is providing $169.4 million over four years for new frontline and community sector jobs across Australia, with more than 24 workers allocated in Tasmania.
Tasmania has received a total of $3.371 million under the first and second transfer of funds.
Assistant Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence Justine Elliot said close collaboration alongside state and territory governments is the key to bringing Australia one-step closer to ending violence against women and children.
“All levels of government must take action to end violence against women and children, and support those who are recovering and healing,” Assistant Minister Elliot said.
“Our frontline workers initiative shows the drive and dedication of governments to bolstering the workforce, ensuring it has the capacity to support the diverse needs of victim-survivors.
“Importantly, these frontline workers will help those experiencing violence across the country, including First Nations people, those in rural and remote areas, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, people with disability, and the LGBTIQA+ community."
Tasmanian Minister for Women and the Prevention of Family Violence Jo Palmer said the Tasmanian Government was proud to be working towards its goal to make sure every home in the state will one day be free of violence.
“This partnership with the Commonwealth demonstrates the Rockliff Government’s ongoing work to eliminate family violence and that all Tasmanians feel safe, support and free from violence,” Minister Palmer said.
The Commonwealth has invested $2.3 billion across the October and May Budgets towards implementing the National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 and other women’s safety initiatives.
More information on The National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 is available on the Department of Social Services website.
If you are concerned about your behaviour or use of violence, you can contact the Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 or visit www.ntv.org.au