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Statement From The Minister For Women

15 June 2020

Words matter.

Violent, misogynistic language perpetuates the attitudes and behaviours that enable a culture of violence against women.

Whether at home, in the street, at work or in the halls of Parliament, this language is unacceptable – when it does occur, it must be called out.

No matter who you are, no one deserves to be threatened and abused in this way.

I am very grateful for the support I have received from across the community overnight and commend the Premier’s actions this morning.

Today and every day, this Government is working tirelessly to end violence against women and build a gender equal Victoria.

Last night was another reminder of how important this work is, and how much work there is still left to do. Words spoken by one man will not derail this work.

Reviewed 26 June 2020

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