Local MP calls for clarity on family violence protection package

June 7, 2024 9:22 am in by

Mildura MP Jade Benham is after clarification on whether the Family Violence Protection Package will address the critical needs of the Mildura Multidisciplinary Centre.

The Nationals MP says the local facility, which incorporates the Mallee Sexual Assault Unit and the Mallee Domestic Violence Unit, needs to be expanded due to the region’s high rates of family violence, with progress on expansion plans stalled.

Despite promises made years ago for a new facility, with a building and land already purchased in Mildura’s legal district to improve collaboration with Victoria Police and the Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team, progress has stalled.

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She’s urged the Victorian Premier to ensure the new package will include funding for the expanded centre.