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BACKING PAID DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE LEAVE

03 Oct 2017


Brian Mitchell MP, the federal member for Lyons is backing the push for 10 days paid domestic and family violence leave.

“People suffering domestic violence need to deal with all manner of things – the last thing they should have to worry about is losing their job for having to take time off.

“Domestic violence statistics are on the rise, sadly. The Australian Bureau of Statistics data for 2016 showed that in Tasmania more than 44 per cent of sexual assaults and 45 per cent of assaults were related to family violence. Nearly two women a week are killed.

“Labor has committed to 5 days domestic and family violence leave as a minimum employment standard, along with suite of other measures, if we are elected.

“Bill Shorten is a great advocate for families and women and it’s a really good start but I’d like to see it go further.

“I look forward to working with my colleagues to achieve 10 days paid leave, and to Labor combatting the scourge of family violence more generally,” Brian Mitchell MP said.

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3 October 2017



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