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Michael Regan MP to lead Public Interest Debate on domestic and family violence

On Wednesday 22nd November, Independent Member for Wakehurst Michael Regan will be leading
a Public Interest Debate in the NSW Legislative Assembly, where he will call the parliament to action
to eliminate Domestic and Family Violence.

Mr Regan will deliver a speech on this serious topic ahead of the ‘International Day for the
Elimination of Violence Against Women’ which is taking place on Saturday November 25.
The Public Interest Debate will commence at 5pm and conclude at 5:45pm approximately. There will
be an audience of community members, including representatives from local Domestic and Family
Violence organisations in attendance. The debate can also be viewed via livestream webcast on the
NSW Parliament website.

Comments attributable to Mr Regan:

“I am leading the debate on this serious topic today to draw attention to the scourge of domestic
violence we face in NSW, and why providing solutions to fix this crisis, should be a top priority for the
NSW Government and every single one of us in the house. This should be a non political, bi-partisan
call to action to eliminate Domestic Violence full stop.”

“The month of October saw a spike in deaths associated with domestic violence, with six women
killed across Australia in 10 days - a number much higher than the already devastating average of
one woman murdered per week by a current or former partner.”

“My pressing interest in Domestic and Family Violence elimination comes from my exposure and
admiration for the work of specialist domestic violence services on the Northern Beaches, through
the many dedicated organisations that operate cooperatively as the Northern Beaches Domestic
Violence Network.”

“Members of Parliament have an important role to play in making sure constituents know where to
go for support and advocating for this need to be met in our communities. We can also hold the
government to account to rightly prioritise this issue.”

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