Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - OPINION -

I HAVE said it be­fore, and I will say it again. More needs to be done when it comes to pre­vent­ing do­mes­tic vi­o­lence.

Fi­nally, the State Gov­ern­ment has taken a step for­ward and re­leased its Free­dom from Fear Ac­tion Plan 2015.

Among other things, the plan aims to pro­mote re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ships ed­u­ca­tion in pri­mary and sec­ondary schools, be­cause if we don’t ed­u­cate the next gen­er­a­tion on re­spect­ful re­la­tion­ships then we are en­ter­ing into a vi­cious cy­cle.

It also plans to ex­plore op­por­tu­ni­ties to de­velop a net­work for providers of men’s do­mes­tic vi­o­lence be­hav­iour change pro­grams.

Be­cause ev­ery­one de­serves a sec­ond chance. He­len Mor­ton re­ally got it right when she said, “For many, home is any­thing but a safe haven.”

I can’t tell you how many peo­ple that would res­onate with. It’s a sad world where you can’t feel safe in your own home. Hope­fully, this plan will help make a dif­fer­ence.

Su­sanne Reilly - Re­porter

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