Recent spike in publicised domestic abuse cases
Samantha Besgrove made this Freedom of Information request to Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children
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From: Samantha Besgrove
Dear Foundation to Prevent Violence against Women and their Children,
This is a request made under the Freedom Of Information Act.
I am seeking any correspondence between Pru Goward, the NSW Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and other government officials regarding the recent spike (2014-2015) in publicised domestic abuse cases. I am also seeking a complete overview of the Baird governments $60m 2015 project that aims to tackle domestic abuse.
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