Labor pledges support for 400 women and children fleeing violence in the ACT

Doug Dingwall
Harley Dennett
By Doug Dingwall, and Harley Dennett
Updated April 2 2022 - 2:51am, first published April 1 2022 - 7:55pm
Labor MP for Canberra Alicia Payne, Labor spokesperson for communities and the prevention of family violence Jenny McAllister, and YWCA acting chief executive Cara Jacobs. Picture: Elesa Kurtz

Labor would provide $1 million for more crisis accommodation to help women fleeing violence in the ACT, if elected to government, as social services report a shortage in housing for clients.

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Doug Dingwall

Doug Dingwall

Public Service Editor

Doug Dingwall is The Canberra Times' Public Service Editor. He writes about government and federal politics, and edits The Public Sector Informant. He has an interest in integrity and industrial relations. Previously he worked at The Examiner in Launceston, where he won a Tasmanian Human Rights Award in 2016 for his reporting. Contact him on doug.dingwall@canberratimes.com.au

Harley Dennett

Harley Dennett

Senior Political Reporter

I'm the federal politics bureau chief for the Canberra Times, via a career that's taken me from rural Victoria to Washington DC. Telling the stories of my local LGBTI community brought me to journalism, where I've covered seven federal budgets, four national elections, Defence, public service and international governance.

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