My adjournment matter is for the attention of the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence and is in relation to the Royal Commission into Family Violence, which is due to deliver its recommendations on 29 March. As the minister said in her ministerial statement in the other place yesterday, this will be the most significant report into violence against women conducted in Victoria and indeed the country.
The establishment of our new family violence system will be guided by the recommendations and findings of the commission’s report. As the minister said yesterday, embedding the experiences of those who have been directly impacted by family violence within the design of a new system has never happened before. It will ensure that victims will be at the centre of the Andrews government’s response to the scourge on our society that is family violence.
The action I seek from the minister is for her to visit my electorate of Western Victoria Region and meet with local service providers to provide them with an update on what the Andrews Labor government is doing to address family violence and empower women.