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Domestic Violence Commissions Proposals by the Government and Labor

The federal government and the opposition have both promised to create a commissioner to oversee the prevention of domestic violence against women and children. The Coalition will spend $22.4 million (US$16.1 million) over the next five years on a commission to look at domestic, family and sexual violence under the next national plan to protect women and children. “The next national plan will be an ambitious blueprint to end violence against women and children, but it must be more than words,” Minister for Women Marise Payne said on Nov. 24. “The new Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence Commission will have responsibility for monitoring and reporting on accountability and evaluation frameworks against the next National Plan to ensure it delivers real and tangible actions that prevent violence, intervene early and better supports victim-survivors.” The Morrison government plans for the commission to be classified as an executive agency under the Public Service Act …

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