Support services have been struggling for too long, having to worry about whether they will be able to afford to open their doors
Today’s announcement of $10.4 million to support sexual violence services is a huge win and will help to ensure that everyone gets the right help, the Green Party said today.
“This funding will give those working to support victims the stability they need to get on with their job of looking after the people they work with,” said Green Party women’s spokesperson Jan Logie.
“The Select Committee inquiry, initiated by the Green Party, helped to ensure Cabinet’s approval of this funding.
“Hearing the stories of how important these services are has proven to the National Government why the services need to be adequately funded.
“We look forward to continued Government support for these services through the development of a long term action plan that will provide security for these crucial services, outlasting the two years that this funding announcement covers.
“Support services have been struggling for too long, having to worry about whether they will be able to afford to open their doors, so this long overdue funding is very welcome.
“While many services will still be operating on a shoe string to meet the need in the community, at least they will finally have the stability to focus on their work, not where the next dollar will come from.”