My question is for the Prevention of Family Violence Minister regarding the need for safe and confidential entry areas for family violence victims.
The VAGO Report, Managing Support and Safety Hubs, detailed space limitations in Orange Door hubs that compromise the multidisciplinary approach, including specifically in the Mallee where practitioners worked from meeting rooms intended for client engagement. Similar issues exist in police stations in my electorate, with inappropriate foyer or interview spaces. This presents a very unsafe and uncomfortable situation for victims, and sometimes includes their offender being in the same space at the very time they are making a report.
I ask the Minister to detail the actions at Orange Door hubs and police stations in my electorate, to ensure fit-for-purpose and confidential physical entry points are available for victims seeking assistance regarding family violence matters.