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Should the Queensland Government appoint a MINISTER FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE like NSW—-New anti-domestic violence minister Pru Goward highlights prevention=====The country’s first dedicated domestic violence minister has promised to radically shift the government’s focus to preventing violence rather than “picking up the broken pieces after a tragedy”. Pru Goward was appointed Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Wednesday, in addition to her roles as Minister for Women, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Medical Research and Assistant Minister for Health.

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The country’s first dedicated domestic violence minister has promised to radically shift the government’s focus to preventing violence rather than “picking up the broken pieces after a tragedy”.

Pru Goward was appointed Australia’s first Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault on Wednesday, in addition to her roles as Minister for Women, Minister for Mental Health, Minister for Medical Research and Assistant Minister for Health.

“Ever since Malcolm Fraser funded the first domestic violence shelters in the 1970s, the focus has been heavily on managing the effects of domestic violence,” Ms Goward told Fairfax Media in her first comments as the new minister.

“The Premier is right, we need to put so much more effort into prevention – to treat the causes, not just pick up the broken pieces after a tragedy.”

 

 

New anti-domestic violence minister Pru Goward highlights prevention.

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