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Monday, 26 November 2018
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(Question No. 1115)

Ms Lamb asked the Attorney-General, in writing, on 12 September 2018:

In respect of the Government's commitment during the by-election for the electoral division of Longman for a $500,000 Domestic Violence Unit, will this be honoured; if not, why not; if so, (a) from which program will these funds come, and (b) when will this funding be delivered.

Mr Porter: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The Government has honoured its commitment by funding Women's Legal Service Queensland to establish a new specialist domestic violence unit and accompanying health justice partnership in Caboolture. In response to the member's follow-up questions:

(a) The new domestic violence unit is funded through a grant agreement administered by the Attorney-General's Department under the Community Legal Services Program.

(b) In 2018-19, the Government will provide $530 000 to Women's Legal Services Queensland for the new domestic violence unit. Women's Legal Service Queensland received its first instalment payment ahead of the unit's official launch on 3 October 2018.