Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk
Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk Inga Williams

Premier to unveil domestic violence recommendations

QUEENSLANDERS will soon see the State Government's response to the premier's taskforce on domestic violence recommendations.  

While no date has been given, the state's Minister for Women, Shannon Fentiman, told Parliament on Tuesday a response was on its way.  

"We are working hard on policies to tackle the scourge of domestic and family violence and will soon be releasing our government's response to the 140 recommendations in the Not Now, Not Ever ... report," Ms Fentiman said.

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She said she was disappointed at Federal Treasurer Joe Hockey's domestic violence budget commitments.   Mr Hockey set aside just $16m to a $30 million awareness raising campaign.  

All the country's states and territories are also contributing to the campaign.  

"I might say that it was disappointing to see that that was the only mention of domestic and family violence in the Federal Budget," Ms Fentiman said.  

- APN NEWSDESK    


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