Macedon electorate

Ms THOMAS : On International Women’s Day my question is to the Minister for the Prevention of Family Violence. Minister, what is the government doing to prevent family violence and improve outcomes for girls and women living in my electorate of Macedon? Since the release of the Royal Commission into Family Violence’s report last March our government has made a record investment in preventing and responding to family violence. We have created a 10‑year blueprint that will help us further protect victims, change attitudes and hold perpetrators to account. We have also seen more investment in health and in services which will help empower and protect the victims of family violence. I am so proud to be a member of the Andrews Labor government that is implementing every single one of the 227 recommendations and investing in women no matter where they live. I would like to congratulate the minister for all the work that she has done, and to this end I look forward to receiving her reply.