Page 4008 - Week 10 - Thursday, 20 September 2018

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(1) Following lengthy discussions with the community, improvements will be undertaken to the surface of the informal carpark on the verge of Sulwood Drive, Mount Taylor in addition to kerbing and signs.

(2) Dedicated entry and exit points to and from the informal carpark will be marked some 150m east and west from the intersection with Mannheim Street, to prevent vehicles exiting and entering close to the intersection.

(3) The adequacy of lighting will be reassessed in the context of these changes.

(4) The ACT Government will separately consider the feasibility of improved active travel facilities on Sulwood Drive.

Domestic and family violence—government initiatives
(Question No 1644)

Mrs Kikkert asked the Minister for the Prevention of Domestic and Family Violence, upon notice, on 17 August 2018:

Will the ACT Government fund, develop and implement a new ACT Prevention of Violence Against Women and Children Strategy from 2018 onwards; if so, how much funding will be allocated to the new Strategy, and when will it be published; if not, why not.

Ms Berry: The answer to the member’s question is as follows:

(1) The ACT Government is developing the next set of priorities to address domestic/family violence (DFV), through an analysis of data and information from a range of consultations/sources/forums, including:

Local sector consultations during July and August 2018, in partnership with the Australian Government, to inform the development of the Fourth Action Plan for the National Plan to reduce violence against Women and their Children;

Insights collected from frontline workers and people with a lived experience of DFV collected through the Family Safety Hub co-design process;

New ideas and responses to systemic issues developed and tested through Family Safety Hub challenges;

Housing Strategy consultation and development;

Early Intervention by Design consultation and development; and

Findings from the Extraordinary Meeting convened by the Domestic Violence Prevention Council focusing on the needs of children and young people affected by DFV, including sexual violence.

Funding for future family safety initiatives that align with these priorities will be considered through the usual budget process.

Further consideration will be given as to whether a new overarching ACT framework is required given the recent establishment of the Family Safety Hub and the current focus on the national plan outcomes.

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