20 May 2019

Govt pledges $320m to tackle family, sexual violence

From Morning Report, 7:20 am on 20 May 2019

Thousands more survivors of family and sexual violence will be able to get immediate and specialist help as a result of a multi-million-dollar plan unveiled by the government.

The package, worth $320 million over four years, aims to improve violence prevention, sexual violence services and the justice system - to better respond to victims.

That will include a move towards victims giving video statements in court, and specialist training for lawyers who handle sexual violence cases.

Jan Logie is a parliamentary undersecretary for Justice with responsibilities for Sexual and Domestic Violence. She talks to Corin Dann.