Media statement, Friday 22 November, 2013.
The Greens have echoed calls for more refuges in WA to meet the range of needs of men, women and children fleeing family and domestic violence. Today Greens MLC Lynn MacLaren marched in the 23rd Annual Silent Domestic Violence Memorial March, to remember lives lost in the past year.
“Statistics show between 18 and 24 people were murdered in Western Australia by a member of their family. This number simply must decline, we must band together to raise awareness and help diminish abuse behind closed doors”.
“I also welcomed today’s petition for a review of the sentences for women imprisoned for murder in circumstances where there was sustained, long term family violence. The laws have been changed, now we need to review those people who are suffering under the previous laws.
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