In a rare show of Parliamentary unity all MPs showed their support for victims of domestic abuse and have all voted for it in the first reading of MP Jan Logie’s Members Bill. The Bill would enable victims of domestic abuse to receive 10 days of paid leave from employers to help them move house, attend court hearings and consult with lawyers. This is a great step forward and demonstrates increased societal awareness of the harm done by domestic abuse and the need to support victims to make change.

The Justice and Electoral Select Committee is inviting public submissions on the Bill with the closing date of 28th April. You can show your support for this by a making a submission. Go to the Parliament website page for the Domestic Violence – Victims’ Protection Bill to find out more.