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New members for domestic violence prevention council

THE Domestic Violence Prevention Council has eight new members. 

The council provides advice to government to improve responses to domestic and family violence. The body was reformed in 2022 to improve its capacity to provide strategic guidance and identify systemic gaps in the ACT’s response to domestic and family violence.

The new members are:

  • Kat Reed… a new member of the Domestic Violence Prevention Council.

    Kat Reed, CEO of Women with Disabilities ACT

  • Zakia Patel, Executive Director of the Multicultural Hub
  • Lauren Anthes, CEO of Women’s Health Matters
  • Robyn Martin, CEO of Beryl Women Inc
  • Papunya Connors, member who represents the interests of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community
  • Tanya Keed, member who represents the interests of an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander community
  • Agata Pukiewicz, member who represents the interests of people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
  • Amanda Alford, member with skills or experience relevant to the functions of the DVPC

The new appointees will join the statutory members:

  • Victims of Crime Commissioner
  • Coordinator-General for Family Safety
  • CEO of the Domestic Violence Crisis Service
  • ACT Policing representative
  • Commissioner of ACT Corrective Services

 

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One Response to New members for domestic violence prevention council

Scott says: 29 January 2023 at 3:28 pm

Not a man in sight, on man-haters… Despite so many women (lesbians in particular) engaging in domestic violence.. You see, when you only count female victims the ASSUMPTION is that a man did it… but not so, not eve close… and you should never disclose this dirty little secret because it’ll hurt funding.. Remove the divisions, fund all victims equally and end these little NGO fiefdoms, quango’s and taxpayer rorts…

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