Shadow Minister for Prevention of Family Violence, Georgie Crozier
The windfall $9.7 billion from the lease of the Port of Melbourne means there is now no reason to put a levy on Victorians to cover the cost of implementing the recommendations of the Royal Commission into Family Violence. The additional funds for the Port of Melbourne lease will boost Victoria’s infrastructure budget as well as free up other funds to help reduce family violence. These freed up funds can also ensure the funding of more police resources and provide the necessary support for all victims on the frontline which is a key element in any response to the Royal Commission. The Royal Commission also recommended additional specialist investigative and intelligence police resources as well as random case reviews which these windfall gains can also help fund. No Victorian should have to live in fear or grow up in an abusive home and these extra funds can help end that nightmare now for many Victorians. Daniel Andrews must now rule out this levy on Victorians.
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