DOMESTIC VIOLENCE COURT ASSISTANCE SERVICE

The Hon. J.S.L. DAWKINS ( 14:59 ): Supplementary question: I
would appreciate it if the minister could indicate what support is provided by
the domestic violence victim support services for victims of domestic violence
and sexual assault who are suffering from mental illness or who may be prone to
suicidal thoughts or self-harming actions.

The Hon. G.E. GAGO (Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills, Minister
for Science and Information Economy, Minister for the Status of Women, Minister
for Business Services and Consumers): Indeed, this is a team of
highly specialised legal staff who are very skilled at working at these matters
and I am confident that, if there are issues pertaining to mental health, other
health, or substance abuse, they will be referred to the appropriate services.