West Australian inquiry into family & domestic violence (2019)

I heard about the development of this strategy via the One in Three organisation, and the relevant page in the WA government agency’s web site is here.

The deadline for submissions has been extended to 30 May 2019.

The deadline to complete the online questionnaire (a worthwhile alternative if you are too pressed for time to prepare a submission) is also 30 May 2019.

The State Government is developing a 10 Year Strategy for Reducing Family and Domestic Violence in Western Australia (the Strategy). It will guide a whole of community approach to prevention and earlier intervention, victim safety and perpetrator accountability. 

The Strategy will include a focus on access and inclusion, and consider the unique and diverse needs of Aboriginal people, people with disability, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQ+ people, and people in regional and remote Western Australia.” 

The proposed vision of the strategy is stated as being “A future where all Western Australians live free from family and domestic violence, and where women and children are safe, respected, valued and treated as equals in private and public life.” 

So bad luck if you believe the government also has a duty to keep men safe, respected and valued. Nah-ah. Not a priority. Not gonna happen. And yet another instance of #GenderEqualityWhenItSuits.

I have already completed the questionnaire, and as and when I prepare a submission I will post a link to it on this page.

By way of background, some other references to related West Australian ‘initiatives’ or news can be found here.

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