Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan, has acknowledged the Bendigo organisations and individuals who contributed to the Royal Commission into Family Violence.
"Their influence can be seen in recommendations to make sure that services are accessible to victims and work is done to improve the response of government, agencies and police to women and children in need of help,’’ she said. "Their expertise built up over working for many decades is world leading. At the same time as assisting families they have also dedicated time to bring about changes to a system that needs to improve. It's clear from the report there is a great deal more work to be done to repair a broken system and to better support women and children."