The Liberals Nationals NSW Government have released a suite of measures to prevent domestic violence and improve outcomes for victim-survivors of domestic violence.

Member for Tweed Geoff Provest MP said the package will keep more women safe in Tweed whilst also enabling victim-survivors impacted by domestic violence to rebuild their lives.

“The measures announced are focused on supporting women and children in Tweed, whilst preventing re-offending by perpetrators,” Mr Provest said.

“Being eligible for the first home buyers scheme or a bond loan to secure a rental property, means women and children impacted by Domestic Violence in Tweed can rebuild their lives.”

Minister for Women’s Safety and the Prevention of Domestic and Sexual Violence Natalie Ward said supporting victim-survivors is a priority for NSW Government.

“We’re building on our record investment in prevention and support because we don’t want to see more heartbreaking headlines about someone being killed or injured by a person who claimed to love them,” Mrs Ward said.

“Reforms including the Right to Ask domestic violence disclosure scheme and expansion of electronic monitoring are nation-leading initiatives which will improve safety.”

Over the past week, the NSW Liberals and Nationals have delivered a Domestic Violence package which includes:

  • The ‘Right to Ask’ scheme where people can find out if their partner has a history of domestic violence offences;
  • $20 million for up to 200 additional electronic monitoring devices;
  • Providing victim-survivors with access to first home buyer support and interest free rental bonds to help them rebuild their lives
  • Reviewing all sentences for domestic violence related offences
  • Funding a Specialist Domestic and Family Violence list in three locations and five additional magistrates
  • Undertaking a feasibility study into establishing a dedicated Domestic and Family Violence Court;

This builds on the over $700 million the NSW Liberals and Nationals have committed to Women’s Safety initiatives over the past two years.