MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="----=_NextPart_000_12AE_01D77282.F367A590" This is a multipart message in MIME format. ------=_NextPart_000_12AE_01D77282.F367A590 Content-Type: text/plain; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit LINDA BURNEY MP SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS MEMBER FOR BARTON SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER SHADOW CABINET SECRETARY SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE PREVENTION OF FAMILY VIOLENCE SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT FUMBLES CREATION OF ESSENTIAL INDIGENOUS FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISORY COUNCIL Labor hopes the creation of an Indigenous Leaders Council to tackle family and domestic violence will mark a turning point after eight years of inaction and inattention by the Coalition Government. The Council’s members collectively represent a wealth of experience and expertise. Labor congratulates Ms Sandra Creamer as chair of the group and all the other appointees. However, the Government’s decision to exclude the Family Violence Protection Legal Services Forum from the group is both inexplicable and unacceptable. The FVPLS plays an essential role in representing the interests of First Nations women. Its exclusion from this council is just the latest in a long line of adverse actions from the Morrison Government. During its eight years in office the Coalition has tried to defund the forum, and earlier this year excluded it from the National Plan Action Group. Minister Ruston should explain her decision. First Nations voices and experiences must be at the centre of our national response to violence in First Nations communities. That is why for years, Labor has been calling for an increased focus on addressing violence towards Aboriginal women and children, and the urgent need for action. TUESDAY, 6 JULY 2021 MEDIA CONTACTS: DARYL TAN (BURNEY) 0422 028 222 LEILA STENNETT (MCALLISTER) 0436 632 388 Authorised by Paul Erickson, ALP, Canberra. This is a broadcast email - please do not reply to this email. This email is confidential and may be privileged. If you have received this email by mistake: (1) please notify me immediately and delete the email; (2) you must not use this email or its contents; (3) client legal privilege is not waived. unsubscribe from this list. This email was sent to iq@canberraiq.com.au why did I get this? unsubscribe from this list update subscription preferences Leader's Office Media Unit · Parliament House · Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) 2600 · Australia ------=_NextPart_000_12AE_01D77282.F367A590 Content-Type: text/html; charset="utf-8" Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable BURNEY & MCALLISTER - MEDIA RELEASE - GOVERNMENT FUMBLES = CREATION OF INDIGENOUS FAMILY AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISORY COUNCIL - = TUESDAY, 6 JULY 2021
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LINDA BURNEY MP
SHADOW MINISTER FOR FAMILIES AND SOCIAL SERVICES
SHADOW MINISTER FOR INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS
MEMBER FOR BARTON

SENATOR JENNY MCALLISTER
SHADOW CABINET SECRETARY
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER TO THE LABOR LEADER IN THE SENATE
SHADOW ASSISTANT MINISTER FOR COMMUNITIES AND THE PREVENTION OF FAMILY = VIOLENCE
SENATOR FOR NEW SOUTH WALES


GOVERNMENT FUMBLES CREATION OF ESSENTIAL INDIGENOUS FAMILY AND = DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ADVISORY COUNCIL
 
Labor hopes the creation of an Indigenous Leaders Council to tackle = family and domestic violence will mark a turning point after eight years = of inaction and inattention by the Coalition Government.
 
The Council=E2=80=99s members collectively represent a wealth of = experience and expertise. Labor congratulates Ms Sandra Creamer as chair = of the group and all the other appointees.
 
However, the Government=E2=80=99s decision to exclude the Family = Violence Protection Legal Services Forum from the group is both = inexplicable and unacceptable.
 
The FVPLS plays an essential role in representing the interests of First = Nations women. 

Its exclusion from this council is just the latest in a long line of = adverse actions from the Morrison Government. 

During its eight years in office the Coalition has tried to defund the = forum, and earlier this year excluded it from the National Plan Action = Group.
 
Minister Ruston should explain her decision. 
 
First Nations voices and experiences must be at the centre of our = national response to violence in First Nations communities. 

That is why for years, Labor has been calling for an increased focus on = addressing violence towards Aboriginal women and children, and the = urgent need for action.
 
TUESDAY, 6 JULY 2021

MEDIA CONTACTS: 
DARYL TAN (BURNEY) 0422 028 222
LEILA STENNETT (MCALLISTER) 0436 632 388
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