LNP in call to lift domestic violence cash
THE Queensland Opposition has called for greater domestic violence funding as the issue reaches epidemic levels.
MP Ros Bates, the Opposition’s spokeswoman for the prevention of family violence, said breaches of DV orders had soared 25 per cent in the past year, while funding in southeast Queensland had increased less than 3 per cent.
“This is a slap in the face to victims and those groups ... who support them,” she said yesterday. Her calls for more funding came as a domestic violence victim from the Gold Coast begged the State Government to fast- track reforms, including the fitting of tracking bracelets for offenders, as her former partner prepares to be released from jail.
The woman, who cannot be named, said she feared for her life and wanted assurances that her former partner would be fitted with a tracking device.