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Media release: Family Violence Crisis

THE Hodgman government’s commitment to addressing violence against women and children will be measured by its actions in next week’s budget.

As the horrific tally of women killed by their partners in 2015 approaches 40 nationally, workers at the coal face of this epidemic of violence in Tasmania are unable to provide the levels of support needed because of acute underfunding.

There are currently 4 Family Violence support workers located in northern Tasmania. Three of the 4 position are fixed term with 1 contract set to end by 30 June and 2 others returning to other substantive roles. One funded Family Violence support worker position remains vacant along with another Community Education position which adds to workloads that are unsustainable.

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