Trial gives tools

Pinjarra Murray Times - - FRONT PAGE -

MAN­DURAH is one of five sites cho­sen by the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment to trial a 12month do­mes­tic and fam­ily vi­o­lence pre­ven­tion tool­kit for lo­cal gov­ern­ment.

The tool­kit pro­vides ev­i­dence-based re­sources to help lo­cal coun­cils part­ner with their com­mu­ni­ties to plan and im­ple­ment ini­tia­tives to pre­vent vi­o­lence.

The Gov­ern­ment has al­lo­cated $150,000 to the Man­durah trial.

It has al­lo­cated $750,000 across the five sites and a fur­ther $350,000 to Aus­tralia’s Na­tional Re­search Or­gan­i­sa­tion for Women’s Safety to review its im­pact and mi­nor out­comes.

Can­ning MHR An­drew Hastie (pic­tured) said fam­ily safety was a key pri­or­ity for Man­durah.

“There’s no ex­cuse for do­mes­tic and fam­ily vi­o­lence,’’ he said.

“The Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment is part­ner­ing with the City of Man­durah to fund vi­o­lence pre­ven­tion projects and raise aware­ness in the com­mu­nity.”

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