David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

National Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 2022-32 draft released for public comment

January 27, 2022

Members Maranoa are invited to provide feedback on the draft National Plan to End Violence against Women and Children 2022-2032 until January 31, 2022.

The draft National Plan outlines a shared long-term commitment to a future free from all forms of gender-based violence in Australia and is built on four pillars: Prevention, Intervention, Response and Recovery.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said that the Coalition Government would invest $1 million to ensure ongoing engagement with victim-survivors throughout the life of the next National Plan.

“Australia has seen a significant shift in perceptions with Australians now more likely to recognise controlling behaviours as domestic violence and are less likely to excuse domestic violence in all its forms,” Mr Littleproud said.

“But sadly, the rates of family, domestic and sexual violence remain persistently high. It is a national shame and I urge the Maranoa electorate to step up and help drive down the level of violence toward zero.”

The release of the draft National Plan builds on the Coalition Government’s commitment to a future free of gender violence, which is supported by the more than $2 billion investment in women’s safety since 2013.

The draft National Plan was informed by the National Summit on Women’s Safety, the Parliamentary Inquiry into family, domestic and sexual violence, the Respect@Work report, the Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) report, and with expert guidance and advice from the National Plan Advisory Group and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Council on family, domestic and sexual violence.

Feedback on the draft can be provided via an online questionnaire available on the DSS Engage website. For more information and details about how to register comments, visit engage.dss.gov.au. This forum is open until 31 January 2022.

If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit www.1800RESPECT.org.au.