Engender Equality commends the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to reducing levels of family violence. It is promising to see the issue of family violence and abuse as a priority and that action is being taken to strengthen family violence laws. As a specialist service, we support people who have experienced family violence and are intimately aware of the adverse effects and long-term suffering that can result from family violence. We are deeply concerned with prevention of further family violence for both individuals and our community as a whole.