The Government is providing $2.5 million to the WESNET to distribute smartphones, and provide training to frontline services to help domestic violence victims understand how to use their smart phone safely.
The funding is part of the Government’s Safe Technology for Women measure under the $100 million Women’s Safety Package.
This commitment will allow domestic violence victims access to safe and secure communications when they most need it.
For more information, see this media release.
(Source: Office of the Prime Minister, Minister for Women Minister for Social Services joint media release, 17 March 2016)