A strong economy and increasing house prices, resulting in continued
growth in Victorian Government revenues, has underpinned significant additional
budget funding on responding to family violence, transport infrastructure and
police numbers. This complements initiatives over the past year in housing access, and child and family support.
request to Mr Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, is
that detention centres safeguard the dignity, wellbeing and personal security
of their residents. Click here for
our letter; and here for an
uninspiring response from Australia Border Force. A subsequent referral to the Ombudsman has
resulted in their deciding to investigate our concerns about human rights.