David Coleman MP, Federal Member for Banks hosted a Domestic Violence Roundtable with the Minister for Women, the Hon. Michaelia Cash. The Roundtable, held at Penshurst RSL, provided community organisations with an opportunity to discuss domestic violence policy and programmes with the Minister. “I am pleased that the Minister came to Penshurst for this important discussion. There are a number of important local organisations that deal with domestic violence in our community”, Mr Coleman said. Attendees at the Roundtable included representatives from local organisations 3 Bridges Community, St George Family Support Services, Moving Forward, Jubilee Community Services and Kingsgrove Community Aid Centre. “As a society we need to do everything that we can to assist victims of domestic violence”, Mr Coleman said. Minister Cash said that one in four women had experienced physical or sexual violence at the hands of a current or former partner. “Providing assistance to victims of domestic violence is a priority for the Government”, Minister Cash said. “Late last year, the Prime Minister announced a Women’s Safety Package – totalling over $100 million – which focuses on practical immediate actions to improve front line support and services, leverage innovative technologies to keep women safe and provide education resources to help change community attitudes to violence and abuse”, Minister Cash said. “I was pleased to see Mr Coleman launch Legal Aid’s new South West Sydney Domestic Violence Unit in Bankstown earlier this month”.