$56 million to be cut from homelessness services

“You cannot say in one breath that you are concerned about the mistreatment of women and then cut the funding to essential services and women’s refuges.”

The Federal government wants to cut $56 million from homelessness services that support women and children leaving violence. This means women’s refuges will have to close their doors. Scott Morrison is all talk and no action and it’s not good enough.

ASU Secretary Natalie Lang speaks to 7NEWS Australia with Vinnies Australia at Elsie's Women's Refuge. Watch here.

Minister Anne Ruston has just been appointed Minister for Women’s Safety and her first act will be to cut $50m from women’s refuges. Ask Minister Ruston to support women not close the door on them - email her an urgent message here.