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Opposition Leader Annastacia Palaszczuk said domestic violence was ‘one of the most widespread and insidious crimes’ in society, which was why Labor introduced new laws into the Parliament that deliver harsher punishments for perpetrators of domestic violence.
“Domestic violence can have long-term psychological and emotional trauma,” Ms Palaszczuk said.
“The Bill I introduced into Parliament yesterday sends a clear message both to perpetrators and the wider community that domestic and family violence is not acceptable.
“If the Government supports this Bill, people who attack their spouses and partners will face increased punishments.
“The sad fact is that every week in this country a women is killed by a partner.
“But while these tragedies are occurring each week, the ABS says the rate of victims reporting is less than 20 per cent.
“As a community, each and…
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