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Minister Scullion: Coalition investing an additional $1.25 million for Perth’s vulnerable children

8 Dec 2017

Joint media release
Senator for Western Australia, Senator Linda Reynolds

  • $1.25 million to provide support for children affected by family violence.
  • Children will be supported with specialist services to help recover from traumatic experiences.
  • The investment is part of the Coalition Government’s $5 billion Indigenous Advancement Strategy (IAS).

Children escaping family violence in Perth will receive trauma informed support and development programs under a new program from the Coalition Government’s Indigenous Advancement Strategy.

Minister for Indigenous Affairs, Nigel Scullion has commended the Wungening Aboriginal Corporation for their dedication to provide a safe space for women and children escaping family violence.

"Every child should have the right to grow up safe, healthy and loved. Unfortunately this is not always the case for some children who experience a rough start, which is why programs like this are incredibly valuable," Minister Scullion said.

Senator for Western Australia, Linda Reynolds, said up to 60 children will be able to access this service at any given time for a period of up to four months.

"These children will receive tailored, culturally-sensitive trauma-informed support as they recover from their past experiences.

The program will be delivered as part of the refuges program for women and children.

"Refuges are a critical part of the Coalition Government’s commitment to protect families escaping domestic violence and it is critical to ensuring that families can remain safe and secure into the future," Senator Reynolds said today.

Find out more

Visit the Minister's website to view the original media release.