Labor keeps paid leave for domestic violence thugs

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Public servants who abuse their partners will continue to get up to an extra 10 days' domestic violence leave a year thanks to the Palaszczuk Labor Government.

An LNP motion to deny the Queensland Government's DV leave entitlement to perpetrators, and restrict it only to victims, was tonight defeated by 48 votes to 40.

LNP Leader Deb Frecklington said it was appalling that Labor MPs had supported extending an entitlement intended for victims of domestic violence to those responsible for it.

"The Not Now, Not Ever report did not recommend that perpetrators receive leave," Ms Frecklington said.

"It is absurd and offensive to reward perpetrators of domestic and family violence with 10 days of taxpayer-funded leave.

"This leave was introduced to allow victims to go to court, attend counselling or move home because of domestic violence.

"No one in their right mind would think that giving domestic violence perpetrators 10 days of taxpayer funded leave is a good idea.

"Yet sadly, Labor MPs and the sole Greens member voted against scrapping this leave for perpetrators.

"This is just another arrogant and out-of-touch move from the Palaszczuk Labor Government."

Motion: I move that this house:

1.    Notes the Palaszczuk Labor Government's policy to give 10 extra days of taxpayer funded leave per year to perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence; and

2.    Calls on the Palaszczuk Labor Government to scrap its absurd policy that perversely rewards perpetrators of Domestic and Family Violence.

Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland :
PO Box 940, Spring Hill Qld 4004, Queensland Wide
07 3844 0666
Deb Frecklington : Leader of the Liberal National Party (LNP) of Queensland
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