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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Mr E. H. Cameron, pursuant to notice, moved—That the House:

(1) expresses its abhorrence of domestic violence;

(2) notes that children are as much victims of domestic violence as women;

(3) welcomes the Government[quot ]s initiative, "Partnerships on Domestic Violence", to further address the consequences of domestic violence and prevent it from happening in the future;

(4) notes that children who are exposed to domestic violence suffer psychological, behavioural, developmental and physical problems, as a result, and that many children who are exposed to domestic violence unfortunately grow up accepting it as a fact of life;

(5) urges greater consideration of children in seeking solutions to domestic violence and providing resources to protect victims of domestic violence and prevent domestic violence in the future;

(6) encourages the federal and State governments to maintain funding to prevent domestic violence and protect victims of it; and

(7) urges all Australians to be open in their revulsion of domestic violence by speaking out against it, reporting it and assisting victims of it.

Debate ensued.

At 1.45 p.m., the time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted in accordance with standing order 106A, Ms Macklin was granted leave to continue her speech when the debate is resumed, and the resumption of the debate was made an order of the day for the next sitting.