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Increased Support for Family and Sexual Violence during COVID-19

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Media release – Peter Gutwein, Premier, 9 April 2020 Increased support for family and sexual violence during COVID-19 Keeping Tasmanians safe and secure is the Tasmanian Government’s highest priority as we face the significant challenges presented to us by the spread of COVID-19. There is never an excuse for violence, however, we know at times […]

Media release – Peter Gutwein, Premier, 9 April 2020

Increased support for family and sexual violence during COVID-19

Keeping Tasmanians safe and secure is the Tasmanian Government’s highest priority as we face the significant challenges presented to us by the spread of COVID-19.

There is never an excuse for violence, however, we know at times of stress the prevalence of family and sexual violence can increase. While Tasmanian data shows no current spikes in reportable family and sexual violence, we will continue to monitor the situation and data closely.

As part of the Government’s $985 million Social and Economic Support package we increased family violence funding by an additional $2.7 million to meet any increase in demand. This includes:

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$5,000 has also been provided to women’s shelters to purchase items to increase the entertainment and learning options for children during self-isolation.

In addition, the new Tasmanian Our Watch Primary Prevention Officer is working on strengthening our efforts to prevent violence before it occurs.

For more information go to: https://coronavirus.tas.gov.au/

Source: Tasmanian Times https://tasmaniantimes.com/2020/04/increased-support-for-family-and-sexual-violence-during-covid-19/#utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=increased-support-for-family-and-sexual-violence-during-covid-19

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