White Ribbon Australia congratulates Mike Baird on his re-election
White Ribbon Australia congratulates Mike Baird on his re-election as Premier of NSW. Measures to address the impact of family and domestic violence on women, children and the NSW community featured among the commitments made by Mr. Baird and the NSW Liberals in the lead up to the election.
CEO of White Ribbon Australia Libby Davies said: ‘In addition to being Premier of NSW, Mike Baird is also a White Ribbon Ambassador. We commend him and his party for their commitment to making NSW communities safer and look forward to working with the Government to see the promised party initiatives relative to family and domestic violence come to fruition’.
Family and domestic violence was a key election issue, reflecting the community’s interest in immediate and effective ways of dealing with violence against women. ‘Violence against women is an issue in every community and people have had enough’ said Ms. Davies. She also encouraged the Premier to strengthen the Government’s focus on violence prevention: ‘While it is vital we provide services to those experiencing violence, governments also need to invest in violence prevention to create long-term social change and make violence against women a thing of the past’ Ms. Davies said.
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