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Lawyers commend Government on tough stance on domestic violence

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Domestic and Family Violence.

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Slater and Gordon Family Lawyer Mona Emera said Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk’s commitment would send a clear message to Queenslanders that addressing domestic violence is a priority.

“Today’s commitment means that we are also sending a strong message to our children that violence is not acceptable and it stops here, today,” Ms Emera said.

“Domestic violence has an enormous and long-lasting impact on children – physically, psychologically and emotionally. I see this impact every day.

“We are extremely pleased that today’s commitment will see the establishment of education programs in schools and programs to ensure safe reporting and support for at-risk students,” Ms Emera said.

Ms Emera said education is a crucial element in breaking the cycle and addressing the tragic toll of domestic violence in our society.

“Even something as simple as our children knowing that they have a right to feel safe wherever they are can make an enormous difference to a child’s life.

“Teaching our children to resolve conflict without violence as well as teaching them about healthy and respectful relationships is also imperative.

“This is great news from the Premier today and sends a clear message that Queensland takes this issue seriously.

“Enough is enough.”