Constituency Question-Family Violence

Mr FREGON (Mount Waverley) (12:44:13): (1112) My question is to the Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, and I ask: what is the Andrews government doing for my constituents of Mount Waverley district who are experiencing family violence? Recently I sat down with Monash council and we discussed areas of mutual interest for our constituents. One topic that was raised was the issue of family violence and the need for coordinated family violence support services for residents in the City of Monash. The Andrews Labor government has invested $448 million to establish support and safety hubs across the state, a key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence, and the investment formed part of the government’s record $2.7 billion investment towards ending that. These hubs are now known as the Orange Door, bringing family violence services together. A key principle of the Orange Door is that there is no wrong door for families seeking support or advice. The Orange Door is welcoming and evokes a sense of hope, giving people the support they need, hopefully before they reach crisis point. I look forward to hearing from the minister about what we are doing in the family violence space— (Time expired)