STATE premier Daniel Andrews has promised to implement each of the 227 recommendations stemming from the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
“Above all, we will put victims at the heart of our reforms,’’ he said. “We will work with victims and survivors, and with the people and organisations that support them, to build a
better system that will help prevent family violence and keep people safe. I refuse to look back in 10 years’ time and admit that we could have done more to save innocent lives. We will get this right. We will punish the perpetrators, listen to the survivors and change the culture that allows family violence to happen in the first place.’’
Minister for Prevention for Family Violence, Fiona Richardson, said the report would ‘change everything’. “We need lasting generational reform that changes attitudes and behaviours. We’ve done this for road accidents and workplace safety. We can do it again for family violence,’’ she said.
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