Government Senators’ additional comments

Government Senators’ additional comments

1.1        Government Senators note that domestic and family violence is a national priority. As a society we are witnessing unprecedented momentum in relation to combating the scourge of violence against women and their children.

1.2        The Commonwealth Government has taken a number of steps to lead this national effort, including the provision of significant funding and elevating the issue to COAG. It remains critical that we all – as governments, service providers, business, communities and individuals – work together in developing a national response.

1.3        For these reasons, Government Senators have worked hard to ensure that this report is, for the most part, bi-partisan. There were, however, some areas of departure as follows:

Senator Cory Bernardi                                                                    Senator Dean Smith

Deputy Chair

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