The Hon Kate Ellis speaks at the UN Women Summit.
Most interesting to hear Kate Ellis’ speak about Domestic Violence and the Australian governments response to ending domestic abuse.
“One of the most important aspects of supporting women to achieve, the most fundamental aspect of our work, is ensuring that women can live their lives in safety. Providing this crucial basis for the advancement of all women is something that this Government is very committed to and it has formed the centre-piece of our agenda over the past year. As you may already know, earlier this year I launched Australia’s National Plan to Reduce Violence Against Women and their Children.
This was a groundbreaking plan for Australia in many respects. It was the first time that all of the States and Territories around Australia joined with the Commonwealth Government to say: we need to take action to prevent the largely-invisible crime of violence against women and children in this country. It is the first time that we have made this commitment over 12 years, beyond the electoral cycle of just one Government.
It is also the first time that we have invested so heavily in prevention of violence to ensure that harm does not happen in the first place.”