Preventing Domestic
Violence and
Supporting Survivors

Preventing Domestic
Violence and
Supporting Survivors

Our new measures are ensuring South Australian women – and their children – have a safe place to stay when they need it, an expert available to talk to 24/7, and the opportunity to make an informed decision about past or current relationships.

What we said we'd do

Implement a suite of measures to combat domestic violence including addressing the urgent shortage of emergency accommodation and investing in prevention and early intervention initiatives.

What we've done

The Marshall Liberal Government has taken extensive action and provided significant additional resources to support at risk women and children.

Within a month of forming government, we held a roundtable to listen to frontline workers and those with lived experience to ensure our domestic and family violence (DFV) funding is going to where it's needed most.

In response we committed more than $21 million in new funding – opening 40 new crisis accommodation beds, funding a 24/7 crisis hotline, establishing a life-saving domestic violence app and supporting safety hubs in regional South Australia.

We invested in a disclosure scheme, programs for perpetrators, rehabilitation programs and education campaigns to help prevent domestic and family violence from occurring in the first place.

And we changed the law to expand the definition of abuse, increase penalties and prevent victims from needing to face perpetrators during the justice process.

Our new measures are ensuring South Australian women – and their children – have a safe place to stay when they need it, an expert available to talk to 24/7, and the opportunity to make an informed decision about past or current relationships thanks to the Domestic Violence Disclosure Scheme.

What we'll do

A re-elected Marshall Liberal Government will invest an additional $4 million to triple the number of domestic violence crisis beds and expand the electronic monitoring program to track offenders.

What it means for you

  • Better protection for our most vulnerable
  • Support is more readily available if you need it
  • The people and organisations at the front line are better resourced

Policy snapshot

  • We have opened 40 new crisis accommodation beds, funded a 24/7 crisis hotline and established a life-saving domestic violence app.
  • We invested in a disclosure scheme, programs for perpetrators, rehabilitation programs and education campaigns to help prevent domestic violence.
  • We changed the law to expand the definition of abuse, increase penalties and prevent victims from needing to face perpetrators during the justice process.
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Our new measures are ensuring South Australian women – and their children – have a safe place to stay when they need it, an expert available to talk to 24/7, and the opportunity to make an informed decision about past or current relationships.

Our new measures are ensuring South Australian women – and their children – have a safe place to stay when they need it, an expert available to talk to 24/7, and the opportunity to make an informed decision about past or current relationships.