DOMESTIC VIOLENCE LEAVE

Every year more than 400,000 people across Australia experience domestic violence and every year domestic violence costs the Australian economy more than $16.8 billion. Paid domestic violence leave will send a strong message to the community that domestic violence is unacceptable and that we, as a society, will properly support people leaving violent relationships. The Council of Australian Governments must discuss domestic violence leave in December, and I hope the Premier supports its inclusion on the agenda, and also a national right to access paid domestic violence leave.