The federal Minister for Women’s Safety says she will work with First Nations women to develop a national plan to address family and domestic violence.
It follows the National Women’s Safety Summit which was held to assist in the development of a new national strategy for reducing violence against women and children.
The current national plan is due to expire June 2022.
Several prominent First Nations women spoke to the summit and slammed the current plan saying it doesn’t work for women in our communities.
They called for a separate national plan specifically for First Nations women.
Senator Anne Ruston told the ABC she is committed to establishing such a plan.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar says a specific national plan for violence against First Nations women and children needs to look at all issues involved.
The Bunuba woman says the policy makers need to include input from those that are affected and to address all issues connected to violence.